Irakli Magradze

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Waiting for One Month of Paradise

From 12 June to 13 July, Brazil will host the FIFA World Cup for the second time in the country's history. The 20th Mundial will be held in a country that – despite not being able to boast the best infrastructure, the best stadiums or low levels of crime – is well aware of the most important thing: the real value of football. For this very reason, Brazilians will offer their guests an awesome World Cup – a football paradise. This is what each and every person we have asked expects from Brazil...

Avtandil Tchrikishvili - I have not yet achieved such heights as to stop

Avtandil Tchrikishvili is just 22 years old, but despite this young age he is a promising judoka and already the European champion. The year 2013 proved to be the best of his career so far: the young athlete won the gold medal in the men's 81kg event at the European Judo Championship and the silver medal in the World Championship. The Georgian team was the winner of both the European Team Championship in Budapest and the World Team Championship in Rio de Janeiro. Tchrikishvili was in the...

Gia Tsetsadze: We will not be content with only making it into the European Championship

25 and 29 May, Belgium hosted the elite round of the under-19 European football championship. The Georgian national under-19 team, trained by Coach Gia Tsetsadze, was in a group that included the teams of England, Scotland and Belgium. The Georgian under-19s finished first place in their group, thereby gaining the right to participate in the European Under-19 Football Championship to be held in Lithuania from 20 July. Tabula interviewed Gia Tsetsvadze about the elite round qualifiers and other...

From Breaking a School’s Basket to the NBA

Zaza Pachulia is a great man. Yes, he is very tall, but first and foremost, he is a great man. He left Georgia at the age of 14, at a time when few in the county were in the mood for playing basketball. Pachulia left for good and now only really visits his homeland in the summer. He left Georgia as an inexperienced teenager and now he plays for the NBA, is one of Europe's best centers and is the captain of, and an irreplaceable player in, the national team of Georgia. He has been a fan favorite...

Making bets in a burning house: Georgia’s anti-gambling initiative

A couple of months ago, during a parliamentary legal committee debate on a draft bill proposing a ban on the sale and advertisement of items of a sexual nature at specific locations, Georgian Dream MP Koba Davitashvili provided the explanation that “there are two kinds of condoms: one is meant for protection, the other for satisfying sexual urges. One will be sold and the other will not be sold.” A fellow Georgian Dream MP Levan Berdzenishvili added that “a condom can have not only a protective...

Kakha Kaladze: I have not engaged in politics for the sake of an official position

Former international footballer Kakha Kaladze was appointed as the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Georgia by the new government four months ago. He also serves as the deputy prime minister. Why did he decide to enter politics? Does he feel comfortable in his current position, responsible for a field which was absolutely foreign...

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