President: Georgia not to change decision on participation of country’s athletes in Sochi Olympics

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Tbilisi, Georgia, Jan. 23

By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:

Georgian government does not intend to review its decision on participation of the country's athletes in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Georgian President, Giorgi Margvelashvili told journalists on Jan. 23.

The president said that currently there is no reason to change this decision.

"When we decided that our athletes will take part in the Olympics, we paid tribute to the Olympic movement, and I hope that this Olympiad will pass very quietly," the president said, noting that Georgian government has from the start expressed its readiness to join ensuring the security of the Olympic Games in Sochi.

"We are concerned about the results of Georgian sportsmen at the Olympics," Margvelashvili said.

He went on to add that Georgia in this case supports not a particular country, but the Olympic movement.

Translated by E.A.

Edited by C.N.

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