Georgia, Tbilisi, Sep. 17 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
The Russian National Olympic Committee has included on its registration database the separatist regions of Georgia, South Ossetia and Abkhazia, as separate identities, the Georgian public broadcaster reported on Tuesday.
According to the channel, there is no information about it at the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne.
"It's a pretty bad precedent. It will be followed by a corresponding reaction from our side. Abkhazia and South Ossetia are not recognised by the United Nations and 99 per cent of the world, or by the International Olympic Committee.
"Their participation in any Olympic Games programme in any form as independent states is excluded," the first Vice -President of the NOC Elgudja Berishvili said.
Georgian Foreign Ministry is preparing a protest note in this regard, the statement said.
Large scale military action was launched in South Ossetia on August 8, 2008. Later, Russian troops occupied Tskhinvali and expelled the Georgian military.
Russia recognised the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia in late August. In response, Tbilisi ended diplomatic relations with Moscow and has called the two unrecognised republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia occupied territories.
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