POSTED: November 1st 2008

Georgian NOC elects new leader

SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT / Sports Features Communications

TBILSI: Gia Natsvlishvili is new president of the Georgian National Olympic Committee after winning the election on a 98-28 vote. The new president has already started working on constructing his executive committee to gather many prominent Georgian sports personalities.

Other candidates running for the election were Levan Akhvlediani and Bejan Khourtsidze while Kakha Basilia and Leri Khabalovi both withdrew from the campaign before the elections.

The Georgian National Olympic Committee is one of the neighbour NOCs to Russia whose Black Sea resort of Sochi - less than 20 miles from the Georgian border - will host the 2014 winter Games.

Keywords · Georgian Olympic Committee · Gia Natsvlishvili · Levan Akhvlediani · Bejan Khourtsidze · Kakha Basilia · Leri Khabalovi · Georgian National Olympic Committee · Black Sea · Sochi 2014

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