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.
The 11th congress of the Georgian Ski Federation was held at Radisson Blue Iveria Hotel today.
The federation's leadership presented a report on the work done in 2015-2018.
The presidential elections of the Georgian Ski Federation was held, which is held every four years and coincides with the Olympic 4-year cycle.
At the congress it was decided that the Georgian Ski Federation will head the ski sport with the following staff: President - Zurab Kostava, Secretary General Irina Achba, Vice Presidents: Ekaterine Gabashvili, Patrick Lang, Ekaterine Orjonikidze and Tamaz Gamtsemlidze.
Ski sport is a priority, because Georgia is a mountain country and it is necessary to support this sport in our country. Development of ski sports is important for Georgia as a tourism development and healthy lifestyle in society.
The meeting was also attended by Giorgi Ramishvili, founder of the General Sponsor ,,Silknet,, of the Georgian Ski Federation and Emzar Zenishvili, Secretary General of the Georgian Olympic Committee. They talked about necessity of opening sports-schools in the regions, which will significantly enhance the number of athletes in Georgia and further development of mountain ski resorts.
The congress also spoke about the most important event for Georgian sports, which is scheduled for 2023 in Bakuriani.
"In mid-May Bakuriani will officially become a host of skiing and snowboarding World Championship 2023 ski resort. This is very important for our country and winter sports. It is a great effort to become a candidate for Georgia and I believe that all the sportsmen of this sport will be even more united to conduct this event. "- Giorgi Ramishvili.
On 16 May, Greece will be named in the country where the 2023 skiing and snowboarding world championship will be held. Georgia is the only candidate yet.
On April 13 at 14:00, the 11th congress of the Georgian Ski Federation will be held at Radisson Blue Iveria Hotel.
At the congress will present the report of the 2015-2018 report on the work done, the amendments to the federation's charter will be discussed, voted for the president and presidium members of the federation.
The presidential elections of the Georgian Ski Federation is held once every four years and coincides with the Olympic 4-year cycle.
Presidential Kandidant - Managing Committee Deputy General Director of "Servicenet" and Georgian Ski Federation current president Zurab Kostava presented by the Georgian ski federation.
Zurab Kostava`s vision is skiing sport especially important for Georgia as it`s a mountain country and it`s necessary to support this sport in our country. Development of ski sports in Georgia is important for tourism development, as well as for healthy lifestyle in society.
The fourth stage of the Georgian Alpine Skiing cup of 2018 was held in Gudauri today. The following stages of Bakuriani and Svaneti have moved to Gudauri. On 5-6 April the final stage of the season was held on the Kudebi course.
Snow quality and sunny weather helped organizers and athletes to hold the competition successfully.
Gudauri, Bakuriani, Mestia and Adjara teams, Tbilisi St. George's School and Gudauri and Bakuriani ski-schools skiers participated in the competition. Members of the Gudauri team and Bakuriani mountain ski schools associate the Georgian Cup in this year.
The athlete girls and boys raced in the Slalom and Giant Slalom in three age groups.
The winners of the fourth stage of the 2018 Georgian Cup and the absolute champions were also shown on both competitions.
You can see the full results of Georgian Ski Federation's web site www.gsf.ge
Soliko Khabeishvili Cup was founded this year in Svaneti's winner in the team competition. For the contribution to the development of the Gudauri resort and it`s development, the first president of the Georgian ski federation, Soliko Khabeishvili is named for the transition cup.
Junior skiers (girls and boys) from Sandro Girgvliani and Irina Enukidze Foundation were awarded with cash prizes. According to Guram Girgvliani's initiative, for the fifth year young sportsmen will be given a cash prize to increase the stimulus.
Georgian Alpine Cup are held by the Ministry of Ski Federation, Culture and Sports, General Sponsor company ,,Silknet,,, mountain resorts development company and company ,,Borjomi,,.
Georgian sportsmen become members of international ski family with the success achieved in the competitions in Georgia.
28-31 March In ski resort Erzurum/Palandoken (Turkey) FIS Competitions held.
Alex Beniaidze won the gigant slalom race after slaloms.
Iason Abramashvili and Besarion Japaridze in the first run and Soso Japaridze in the second run unfortunately skied out.
Alex congratulates you on victory!
Georgia filed an application in International Ski Federation for FIS 2023 freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships.
It`s important that FIS Ski Cross competition was held for the first time this year in Bakuriani, which received positive assessment of FIS (International Ski Federation) foreign specialists.
The FIS (International Ski Federation) Congress will be held in Greece on May 13-19. There will decide in which country (ski-resort) will the 2023 freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships held.
On March 25-28, FIS experts from the International Ski Federation: Peter Gerdol - FIS Alpine Ski Continental Cup Coordinator, Joseph Fitzgerald - FIS Freestyle Skiing Coordinator and Davide Cerato - Expert in the Field Working Freestyle Ski & Snowboard Events were in Georgia. They went with the president of Georgia's ski federation Zurab Kostava and Head of the Freestyle Committee Levan Metreveli to see Infrastructure and slopes of Gudauri and Bakuriani. Afterwards the final examination was conducted.
Along with the Georgian side with foreign experts have developed a concept of the FIS 2023 freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships four days of discussion.
In the next four years, Georgia will host of the FIS (international ski federation), the ratings races, European and World Cup stages in case of victory in Greece.
On 28-31 March, in Turkish Ski Resort Erzurum/Palandoken alpine FIS is held, where Georgian alpine skiers: Iason Abbrashivli, Aleksi Beniidze, Soso and Beso Japaridze are participating.
On March 28, 2 Slalom was held. Aleksi Beniaidze won both competitions, Soso and Beso Japaridze took third places in the first and second races.
Iason Abramashvili unfortunately did not finished.
On 30-31 March our skiers will participate in the giant-slaloms.
We congratulate them on this success and wish them good luck!
On March 20-21, in the resort Bansko of Bulgaria, under the auspices of the International Ski Federation, a snowboarding competition (PGS) parallel giant slalom was, where sportsmen from 9 country were participated. The member of the snowboarding team of Georgia Revaz Nazgaidze took the third place in the hardest fight, he earned 156 points.
Revaz had 70 rating points so far and needed 100 points to compete at the Korea Olympics.
We congratulate Revaz on this success!
Today members of Georgian children's alpine ski team: Nino Kurtanidze, Nodar Kozanashvili, Irakli Arghvliani, Kotiko Gotsiridze and Mikheil Charkolani departed to Italy as the children's competition "Pinocchio" will be held on 23-24 March. The race will be held under the auspices of the international ski federation in the Italian resort Abetone.
We wish our little skiers good luck!