On July 19, members of the Georgian alpine ski team: Iason Abramashvili, Aleksi Beniaidze, Soso Japharidze, Besarion Japharidze and trainer Vakhtang Tediashvili left for Switzerland.
On the Saas-fee glacier, Georgian alpine skiers will be training with their trainer Walter Hubmann for two weeks.
We wish our athletes successful training!
Newsly elected Prime Minister of Georgia Mamuka Bakhtadze hosted all generation Olympians in his headquarters another day of the Forum to pay a tribute to their great contribution made to the Georgian sport.
On 23rd of June, the Olympic day started on the turtle lake with an Olympic run. With the organizing of the Olympic Committee of Georgia various sports federations, including the ski federation, have their own corners
In the evening the Olympic Forum was held in Rustaveli Theater.
the initiative of the Georgian National Olympic Committee all generation Olympians (1952-2018) gathered at the Rustaveli Theatre representing total 395 Olympians in 27 sport who won 126 medals in 21 sports including 39 gold.
The Forum was dedicated to two significant events, namely 100th anniversary of the creation of the first Democratic Republic of Georgia and 70th anniversary of the International Olympic Day.
Olympic champions, prize winners, all generation Olympians, their family members took part in these important events. Georgian NOC invited honorary guests from the EOC, WOA, ISOH and NOCs. Members of the Georgian Parliament, Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze, Minister of Sport and Culture Mikheil Giorgadze attended the Forum expressing their high appreciation to the great contribution of Georgian Olympians who made the Olympic history of the country.
The Olympians and all the participants of the Forum were welcomed by the IOC President Thomas Bach with his inspiring video message. "You have every reason to be proud today. Your Olympic athletes are the best ambassadors for your country. Through their performances at the Olympic Games they have put Georgia firmly on the map of the sport in the world. Their success, your success brought so much pride and joy to everyone in Georgia".
NOC President, Olympic Champion and prize winner Leri Khabelov gave a warm speech confirming the esteem and appreciation to the Georgian Olympians.
All olymians, including skiing sports Olympians: Sophio Akhmeteli, Nino Tsiklauri, Koba Tsakadze, Levan Abramishvili, Zurab Jijishvili, Kakha Tsakadze, Robert Makharashvili, Iason Abramashvili, Jaba Gelashvili and Aleksi Beniaidze were awarded the special gift of the SEOC and Collection "Georgian Olympians" were awarded.
Both the Forum and The Olympic Day were widely covered by mass media sources of Georgia.
Finally, in honor of the participants of the Forum, the Gala was adopted on behalf of the Georgian National Olympic Committee.
Member of Georgian national ski team - Nino Tsiklauri is in France. Nino will be training on the glacier of les deux Alpes till July 5.
"Here is very good snow, the weather is helping us and we use it as much as possible to train well. In July we will be physically prepared and we will go back to snow again in August. "- Nino Tsiklauri.
We wish you good training Nino!
On June 17, members of the Georgian children`s alpine ski team: Mariam Naveriani, Nodar Kozanashvili, Konstantine Gotsiridze, Irakli Argvliani, Mikheil Chartolani, Luka Buchukuri, member of the youth alpine ski team: Sandro Zhorzholiani and members of Georgian Freestyle team: Davit Tediashvili and Beka Berdzenishvili left for Austria.
On the Hintertux glacier, Georgian alpine skiers will be training with Iason Abramashvili for two weeks, with Nino Ninua helping him.
We wish our athletes successful training!
How will you evaluate the Olympic season?
Last year was my first year working with the Georgian ski team. We got started with fitness a little bit late but now we are on time, I just came back from Bakuriani, we had our first fitness camp there which is very important.
Are you already preparing for the 2018-19 season? The first training camp in Bakuriani was completed today. What are your thoughts?
I’m very impressed with Bakuriani. It`s a beautiful resort. I wonder why Georgians aren’t using a place like that more.
Where are you planning the next training camp, will it be in Bakuriani again?
We will decide. Maybe we will go to the seaside, it will be good for regeneration. Now our athletes are at home, I gave them home fitness program. After two weeks I will come back for the next camp.
Is Bakuriani good for fitness?
Bakuriani is on very good height. It has a good effect on athletes when they are training in high altitudes. We had a good train sessions there - hiking, walking, running, etc. I also saw the ski slopes. It`s an interesting place. Maybe we will go back there for training in winter too.
How many Georgian athletes do you think will compete at 2019 World Championship in Are and what is your goal?
I think four Georgian athletes will go there. Also it`s very important to improve FIS points, next season this is our goal.
What you think about FIS 2023 Ski and snowboard Freestyle World Championships in Bakuriani?
When I heard about it, I was happy for you. I think it`s a great opportunity for Georgia. Let the people know about your country, about your ski resorts. It`s very good for your country.
Do you think this event will help us hold great competitions in Georgia in alpine skiing too?
Of course, people around the world will get to know Georgia and it`s very important for the sport, as well as for young people, this will be a good motivation for them. Snow sports will develop in Georgia.
Thank you, good luck!
With support of Georgian Mountain Resorts Development Company and Georgian Ski Federation, skiing legends - the world and Olympic champion Rosi Mittermaier, multiple World Cup stage winner Christian Neureuther and ski competitions specialist - Stefan Bärtschi visited Georgia for five days. It’s notable that Rosi and Christian are parents of the current successful sportsman, Slalom specialist Felix Neureuther.
Rosi and Christian visited Georgia’s ski resorts and were pleased with the mountains. They have expressed their will to help develop and promote Georgian skiing sports. There has also been talks about opening a ski school in Bakuriani.
The statement by Giorgi Ramishvili, founder of GSF general sponsor "Silknet" on Georgia hosting FIS 2023 Ski and snowboard Freestyle World Championships
At the FIS 51st International Ski Congress held this May at the Costa Navarino resort of Greece, Georgia was unanimously elected a host of the FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships 2023.
Giorgi Ramishvili, a founder of Silk Road Group and a former president of the Georgian Ski Federation, said that this decision is an award for many years of hard work by the Georgian Ski Federation and its sponsors, Silk Road Group (for the previous 10 years) and Silknet (during the recent 10 years):
"We have achieved for Georgia to step in as a member of the international family of the organizers of winter sports world championships. The Georgian Ski Federation together with its general sponsor Silknet have been working for this for quite a long time. However, we saw a successful outcome of our efforts after the Prime Minister of Georgia, Mr. Giorgi Kvirikashvili, had personally involved himself in this case. During his meeting with Mr. Gian Franco Kasper, the President of the International Ski Federation, in Saint Moritz he confirmed the enthusiasm and readiness of the Government of Georgia for the great work that is required for organizing the sports forum of such a dimension and importance. Mr. Prime Minister said at the time: "Be assured that I personally would be a manager of this project." The FIS leadership clearly saw his commitment to the initiative and his unprecedented support for the development of winter sports in Georgia.
We believe that with joint efforts of all the involved parties we will be able to prepare properly and to hold the world championships successfully. This is now that the real work starts.
And finally, let me congratulate all of you with the 100th anniversary of the Georgian Independence Day."
Members of Georgian alpine ski Team: Iason Abbramashvili, Aleksi Beniaidze and members of the youth team: Besarion Japaridze, Sandro Zhorzholiani and Nodar Kozanashvili are at the training camp in Bakuriani. Soso Japaridze will join them soon.
They will train physically during a week in Bakuriani with the coach of the team - Walter Hubmann and Vaktang Tediashvili. Our athletes will work on durability, agility and coordination.
We wish them successful training.
Georgia will host the skiing and snowboarding Freestyle World Championship
A few minutes ago it was officially announced at a polling held at the International Ski Federation Congress in Greece.
In 2017, the Georgian side declared a desire to hold the World Championship in Bakuriani.
Today's decision is a result of joint efforts and several years of labor of the Government of Georgia, Georgian Ski Federation and Mountain Resorts Development of Georgia. World Championship will be held in Georgia in 2023.
Today in Costa Navarino Greece at the FIS Congress of the International Ski Federation, Georgian Ski Federation has presented to the FIS council the Bakuriani 2023 skiing and snowboarding Freestyle World Championship presentation.
President of the Georgian Ski Federation Zurab Kostava, Director of the Mountain Resorts Development Company Aleksandre Onophrishvili and Head of Freestyle Committee Levan Metreveli delivered a speech.
On May 17 at the Congress will officially name the winner ski resort of the 2023 skiing and snowboarding world championship.
The 51st International Ski Congress will be held in Costa Navarino Greece from 13 May to 18 May.
Georgian Ski Federation President Zurab Kostava, general secretary Irina Achba, vice president Patrick Lang, Head of Freestyle Committee Levan Metreveli, a Georgian mountain resorts development company director Alexander Onophrishvili, Georgian mountain Resorts Development company public relations Manager Tamta Iashaghashvili and mountain resorts company's international relations manager Ann Geradze will attend this Congress.
In April 2017, Georgia made an official announcement on holding the 2023 skiing and snowboarding World Championship in Bakuriani.
The international ski federation has officially confirmed our application and the candidacy of Georgia will be discussed at the International Ski Congress in Greece.
During the work of Congress, the Georgian corner will be arranged where advertising materials about Georgia will be presented.
Georgian delegation will present a presentation to the Board of Trustees and relevant committees on May 15, 16 and 17 Congress will officially name the winner of the 2023 skiing and snowboarding world championship.