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Georgia: The Olympic Games can not be held in Sochi

November 19 2008

In the International Olympic Committee has received an official letter from Georgia, who asks to move the Winter Olympics from Sochi-2014 for security reasons.

This was confirmed by a representative of the IOC Emmanuelle Moreau. According to her, no comments on this subject in the near future will not follow.

"Sochi - a very dangerous place" - said the first vice-president of the National Olympic Committee of Georgia, Ramaz Goglidze. He and the new head of the Georgian National Olympic Committee of Gia Natsvlishvili must attend the general assembly of European Olympic Committee, which will be held in Istanbul on November 21-22. It is assumed that Georgia will raise the issue of transfer of games in 2014 to another city.

"We did not boycott the Olympics in Sochi. We ask the IOC to move games to a safer place," - said the president of the National Olympic Committee of Georgia, wrote

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