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Georgia hopes to conduct youth Olympics in 20152010-01-26 10:30
Georgia hopes to obtain permission to conduct youth Olympics in 2015.gt-en-newsitem-inside
Patrick Hickey, the president of European Olympic Committees, arrived in Tbilisi past Saturday on occasion of 20th anniversary of the national Olympic Committee in Georgia. He said the country have significant chances to conduct youth Olympics.
The national committee was 20 in October 2009 - RIA Novosti. The celebration is has been lasting for several months so far.
Hickey appraised the construction of new sport complexes in Tbilisi and expressed hope new champions would be trained.
Hickey is the head of the Olympic Committee of Ireland, he's the head of delegation, including also presidents of four national Olympic committees. The delegates visited a number of sport bases, and attended ceremony of awarding the winners of literature contest on the topic of Olympics.
Dimitri Shashkin, the Minister of Education and Science, who also attended the ceremony and highlighted the importance of the youth Olympics, saying that "these Olympics are the third in significance" after winter Olympics.
Mamuka Akhvlaediani, the Vice mayor of Tbilisi promised that Olympics will be held "on high world level," if allowed to be conducted in Tbilisi.
Gigi Ugulava, the Mayor of the capital, granted Hickey the title of honorary citizen of Tbilisi.