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President of UEFA rates conditions in Tbilisi highly

According to the mayor of Tbilisi, Gigi Ugulava, the possibility of organizing The UEFA Europa League final in Tbilisi in 2012 or 2013 was discussed with UEFA president Michel Platini, reports Trend.At present the city satisfies more than the minimum requirements to host the final and more improvements will be made.It has been decided to organize a large football event of some kind in Tbilisi. Details will be known later.10.08.10

Chechen president heads North Caucasus Chess Federation

Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov has been unanimously voted the new president of the North Caucasus Federation, reports

‘Karabakh’ wins in Europe

‘Karabakh’ wins in Europe

For the second year running the Azerbaijani team is in a play-off for the UEFA Europa League

Russia to spend $17.6 billion on Olympic construction

Russia to spend $17.6 billion on Olympic construction

Construction projects for the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi will require 524 billions roubles (some $17,6 billion) in 2011-2013 from the state budget. The sum includes the asset contribution to the “Olimpstroy” state corporation, subsidies for the Krasnodar administration, financing security services. The “Sport Broadcasting” organization, which is to cover the Games, will also get financing from the budget.

Russian president observes ‘Hot Snow’

The head of the Organizing Committee of Sochi-2014, Dmitry Chernyshenko, demonstratedthe ‘Hot Snow’ program to  Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, involving generating snow under high environment temperatures, RIA Novosti reports. Chernyshenko said at the ski resort ‘Roza Khutor’ on Tuesday that Norwegian and Italian specialists were invited to the program.

Football legend Pele to visit Georgia

The world-famous football player Pele is to visit Georgia for the first time, the chairman of the International Foundation for Culture, Sports, Tourism and Business,  Niko Patarkalishvili, said, ITAR-TASS reports.“We have invited Pele to visit the international football tournament for young players in October in Tbilisi and he has agreed to come”, he said.

FIDE ‘betrays’ Baku

Challenger tour moves from Azerbaijan to Kazan

First Muslim football championship to be held in USA

The USA will host the first Muslim football championship on August 7th. The event was organized by the united association of Muslims of the region Lekhay Valley, Georgia Online reports. Muslim teams from all over the north-east of the country – Muslim association ‘Lekhay Valley’, ‘Al-Akhad united’, ‘New York Jafferi’, Muslim association ‘Long Island’. Will participate. A spokesman for the organizers, Shelina Kelly, said that they want Muslim organizations to develop ties and are seeking an to prejudice against Muslims.

Djorkaeff to work with Armenian National Football Team

The former midfielder of the French National Football Team, Yuri Djorkaeff, said that he can head the National Team of Armenia, reports, citing France Football. His mother Mari Djorkaeff is Armenian, his father was the son of a Polish and Kalmyk couple, although Yuri was raised in the Armenian community.

Georgian unarmed combat team to participate in Russian president's cup

Unarmed combat teams from Bulgaria, Belarus, Venezuela, Greece, Georgia, Korea, and Ukraine will arrive in Moscow on July 30 to take part in the president's cup. The main rival of the Russian team in the competition is considered to be Georgia. Due to the lack of diplomatic relations between the states there were concerns that Georgian team wouldn't take part in the tournament, but the Georgian unarmed combat federation has already confirmed its participation.

Olympic Games in Sochi will cost 185 billion rubles

The Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014 will cost 185 billion rubles, 80 billion from state funds, the rest from private investment, the deputy chairman of Russian government Dmitry Kozak told journalists on Friday as part of his visit to Sochi, RIA Novosti reports. He said that he sees positive progress in Sochi. People that have moved to new houses are happy. Independent experts of the Olympic Committee give very high rating of the work, Kozak said.

Chess politics

Chess politics

The Russian Chess Federation  has appealed to the FIDO  with a request to change the standing order of this year’s chess championships.

Russia wins bronze medal in aeromodelling European competition

The Russian team has won a bronze medal at the European championship in aeromodelingl sports, which is taking place in Turkey. The Czech team took first place and the second spot went to Switzerland, ITAR-TASS reports.

UEFA president to visit Georgia

The President of the Union of European Football Associations, Michel Platini, will visit Georgia on August 9th. It will be his 3rd visit to the country, the Georgian Football Federation (GFF) reports. The President of the GFF, Zviad Sichinava, told journalists that one of the main issues they will discuss is the possibility of holding the final of the European Cup in Tbilisi in 2012-2013, Trend reports.

Ingush judo-players at the European youth competition

Ingush judo-players at the European youth competition

Three Ingush judoists represented Russia.

Kaladze remains in Milan and speaks up for Demetradze

Kaladze remains in Milan and speaks up for Demetradze

Kaladze is not considering the option of leaving Milan.

Horseracing in Azerbaijan

Tomorrow horse races will take place in Azerbaijan, the press office of the Azerbaijani Equestrian Federation told Trend. The races will take place at the State Hippodrome in Baku on the 17th of July. There will be eight categories, each including different laps. 50 horses and 20 jockeys are expected to take part. The prize fund is 8000 manates. Everyone who wants to be a spectator will get a free prize ticket, and the winners will receive valuable gifts.

Russian parliament approves law on preparations for Sochi Olympics

The Russian parliament approved on Friday in the third reading a draft law to improve preparations for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games. The law provides for tax preferences for marketing partners and IOC licence holders, as well as official broadcasting organizations. The benefits concern tax on income, value added tax, transport tax and tax on luxuries.

Azerbaijani journalists visit Armenia

A group of Azerbaijani journalists have visited Armenia. They are currently in Georgia, after returning from Yerevan, and today they will visit Baku, News Azerbaijan reports. Journalists Gulu Magerramli, Arif Aliyev, Khoshgadam Bakhshaliyev, Asef Guliyev and the director of the Institute of Media Rights, Rashid Gadjily, were participating in the international conference "Freedom of media in the Caucasus". The next conference will be held in Baku, and will see the participation of Armenian journalists.

The World Cup in South Africa

The World Cup in South Africa

The first World Cup held on the African continent has become history.