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In Pictures: The Most Memorable Georgian Moments from 2016 Olympics

Rio wasn’t a big disaster like many had predicted. But it came packed with thrills and controversies that got people talking. The games in Rio shattered several records and introduced a new generation of Olympic stars.  Georgia Finishes Rio Olympics with 7 Medals Georgia has finished 38th in the medal …

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Lasha Talakhadze Sets WR, Takes Gold in Rio

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Georgia’s Lasha Talakhadze, who won last year’s Weightlifting World Championships, took gold with an overall weight lifted of 473 kilograms (just under 1,043 pounds). Talakhadze reached that mark on his final clean and jerk lift of 258 kilograms, breaking the world record set by Iran’s Rezah Zadeh in Beijing eight …

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Alabama Legislator Angry That “State of Georgia” Allowed in Olympics

Friday afternoon, Alabama State Senator Fred Q. Calhoun, published an open letter to the International Olympic Committee’s President, Thomas Bach, complaining that it was unfair for the committee to allow only one U.S. state to participate as an independent team in this year’s Summer Olympic Games. “As I was watching last night’s Olympic …

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Varlam Liparteliani Wins Silver in 90-kg Men’s Judo

Europes’s best performer in the men’s U90kg category, Varlam Lipartelani won silver medal at Rio Olympics, this is the first silver medal for Georgia. Liparteliani defeated Gwak-Dong Han from South Korea in the semi-final, but in the final round, he was defeated by Japan’s Mashu Baker. Liparteliani, 27, won gold at the …

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