Georgia and France to cooperate on Olympic projects

Georgia: The National Olympic Committee of Georgia (SEOC) and the French Embassy in Georgia have agreed to work together on several projects related to the upcoming Olympic Games in Paris.

The agreement was reached during a meeting between the French Embassy Cooperation and Cultural Events Attaché for Technical and Humanitarian Affairs Koranten Bodino and the SEOC First Vice President and Head of Mission for the Paris Olympic Games Elguja Berishvili. Rusudan Aptsiauri, the head of the International Relations Service of SEOC, also attended the meeting.

The meeting took place at the Olympic Museum in Tbilisi, where the two sides discussed the preparations of the Georgian Olympians and the joint events that will be held before the start of the Paris Games.

Berishvili thanked Bodino for his visit and expressed his readiness for active cooperation. He said that the partnership with the French Embassy will help promote the Olympic values and the friendship between the two countries.

Bodino praised the Georgian athletes‘ achievements and said he looks forward to seeing them compete in Paris. He said the French Embassy will support the SEOC in organizing various cultural and educational activities to raise awareness and enthusiasm for the Olympic Games.

The two sides also exchanged views on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the sports sector and the measures taken to ensure the health and safety of the athletes and the spectators.

The Paris Olympic Games will occur from July 26 to August 11, 2024. Georgia is expected to send a delegation of around 100 athletes to compete in various disciplines.

Georgian National Olympic Committee

The Georgian National Olympic Committee is a Georgian national constituent of the worldwide Olympic movement. It is an umbrella organization for 12 regional bodies: the Georgian Olympic Academy, the Georgian Olympians’ Association, and the Olympic Museum.

Zurab Kvaratskhelia

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