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Top UK team signs Georgian rugby player

TBILISI(BPI)-A Georgian rugby player has been signed with one of Great Britain’s top rugby teams on a deal until the end of the season. Hooker Shalva Mamukashvili, who played in the Georgian national rugby team in the recent Rugby World Cup, joined Glasgow Warriors. Watch a tribute video to mark his deal with the UK club. The experienced hooker spent ...

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Rugby expert supports Georgia’s push for top tier inclusion

TBILISI(BPI)-Georgia’s national rugby team may soon find itself playing against top European sides on a regular basis after the top official from Rugby Europe announced its push to enable successful tier two nations the chance to develop their abilities against the best competition. Rugby Europe president Octavian Morariu is expected to meet representatives from the Six Nations – Europe’s top ...

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Georgia’s U20 rugby team tackle Special Forces drills

TBILISI(BPI)-Georgia’s Under 20 national rugby team have pushed their minds and bodies to the limit undergoing tough training from Georgian Armed Forces special operations experts to help them prepare for next year’s Junior Rugby World Cup. The Junior Lelos spent Friday and the weekend undergoing the full Mental Endurance Camp program, aimed at forging team spirit though exercising and accomplishing ...

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Georgia defeats Namibia But did Lelos qualify for the 2019 Japan RWC?

TBILISI(BPI)_Georgia is on the verge of making history and automatically qualifying for the 2019 Rugby World Cup after beating Namibia 17-16 in the closest-yet 2015 World Cup match in Exeter on last night. Barring an unlikely win for Tonga against world champions New Zealand on Friday, the Lelos will claim their first ever automatic World Cup qualification after the narrowest ...

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Frozen in Poland: Lelo’s embrace innovative methods to prepare for Rugby World Cup 2015

TBILISI(BPI)-Imagine standing in a chamber in nothing but your bathing suit when suddenly you’re blasted with bursts of frozen air. The temperate drops to minus 120 degrees Celsius but don’t worry about frostbite – it will only last a minute or two. This temporary freezing technique, officially known as cryotherapy, is one of the latest recovery therapies used by athletes ...

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UEFA Super Cup: Football unites Georgian, Estonian, Romanian Prime Ministers

TBILISI(BPI)-The Prime Ministers of Estonia and Romania are coming to Tbilisi to watch the UEFA Super Cup game between two of the world’s best football teams – FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC – this evening. Estonia’s Taavi Roivas and Romania’s Victor Ponta were invited to attend the match by Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili. The game kicks off at Dinamo ...

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Tbilisi 2015: Grand opening ceremony, hunt for medals begins

TBILISI(BPI)-The European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) 2015 has kicked off in Georgia’s capital city Tbilisi with a grandiose opening ceremony on Sunday night. Musicians and drummers opened the introductory part of the festival – the largest sporting event ever hosted by Tbilisi – whilst the myth of Argonauts was performed. Irma Nioradze, an internationally famous Georgian prima-ballerina, played the role ...

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Georgian tennis star wins prestigious Hague Open

TBILISI(BPI)-Georgia’s number one tennis player Nikoloz Basilashvili is continuing his success in the tennis courts after winning the Hague Open, a prestigious international tennis tournament. By defeating Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia in the final, Basilashvili earned 90 rating points and entered the world’s top 100 singles players for the first time in his career. Before winning the tournament, Basilashvili ranked ...

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Three days before Olympic Festival Tbilisi 2015: Last venue is ready

TBILISI(BPI)-The last sporting facility for the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) 2015 has opened today – three days before the Festival begins – meaning Tbilisi is officially ready to host the international sporting event. Georgia’s Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili personally opened the new tennis complex in Mziuri Park that was specifically constructed for the EYOF 2015, commonly known as Tbilisi ...

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Georgian junior judokas triumph at European Championship

TBILISI(BPI)-A group of junior Georgian judoka have triumphed at a top European tournament and returned home with almost a dozen medals. The Georgian junior team gained three gold, three silver and five bronze medals in male, female and team categories at the 2015 Cadet European Championships in Bulgaria. The European Judo Union praised the Georgian athletes’ performances as impressive and ...

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