Lamentablemente no se tiene por el momento un reportaje a fondo en Español, así que dejo la nota de la BBC y la noticia de hoy para retirar a parte de la selección de Georgia. Si alguien hace la traducción, con gusto edito el mensaje para colocar la nota en español.
En la Actualidad:
Origen del conflicto:
Escalating tensions between Georgia and its breakaway province of South Ossetia have erupted into serious fighting.
The separatist administration in South Ossetia has been trying to gain formal independence since breaking away in a civil war in the 1990s.
Russia has troops in the region, on a peacekeeping mandate. But Moscow also supports the separatists.
What is the status of South Ossetia?
South Ossetia has run its own affairs since fighting for independence from Georgia in 1991-92, in the aftermath of the collapse of the Soviet Union.
It has declared independence, though this has not been recognised by any other country.
Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili has vowed to bring South Ossetia and another breakaway region, Abkhazia, back under full Georgian control.
Why do Ossetians want to break away?
The Ossetians are a distinct ethnic group originally from the Russian plains just south of the Don river. In the 13th Century, they were pushed southwards by Mongol invasions into the Caucasus mountains, settling along the border with Georgia.
South Ossetians want to join up with their ethnic brethren in North Ossetia, which is an autonomous republic within the Russian Federation.
Ethnic Georgians are a minority in South Ossetia, accounting for less than one-third of the population.
But Georgia rejects even the name, South Ossetia, preferring to call it by the ancient name of Samachablo, or Tskhinvali, after its main city.
What triggered the latest crisis?
Tension has risen since the election of President Saakashvili in 2004. He offered South Ossetia dialogue and autonomy within a single Georgian state - but in 2006 South Ossetians voted in an unofficial referendum to press their demands for complete independence.
In April 2008 Nato said Georgia would be allowed to join the alliance at some point - angering Russia, which opposes the eastward expansion of Nato. Weeks later, Russia stepped up ties with the separatists in Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
In July Russia admitted its fighter jets entered Georgian airspace over South Ossetia to "cool hot heads in Tbilisi". Occasional clashes escalated, until six people were reportedly killed by Georgian shelling. Attempts to reach a ceasefire quickly collapsed.
Could Russia become directly involved in war?
Russia insists it has been acting as a peacekeeper in South Ossetia, rejecting Georgian accusations that it has been supplying arms to the separatists.
However, it has vowed to defend its citizens in South Ossetia - of which there are many. More than half of South Ossetia's 70,000 citizens are said to have taken up Moscow's offer of a Russian passport.
Russia may view limited military intervention as less risky than recognising South Ossetia's independence, which could lead to all-out war with Georgia.
What about Georgia's links to Nato?
President Saakashvili has made membership of Nato one of his main goals. Georgia has a close relationship with the United States and has been cultivating ties with Western Europe. There are those who believe that Mr Saakashvili may be hoping to draw Nato into a conflict with Moscow, making their alliance a formal one. But analysts say it is difficult to imagine Nato allowing itself to be drawn into a direct conflict with its Cold War rival after managing to avoid that for so long.
en las Olimpiadas:
Dejan atletas georgianos Beijing para combatir
El presidente Mijaíl Saakashvili dijo que varios son los atletas que dejarán las competencia. La delegación incluye a 35 deportistas
El presidente de Georgia, Mijaíl Saakashvili, anunció hoy que varios integrantes del equipo olímpico georgiano abandonarán próximamente Beijing y regresarán a su país para combatir en las filas del Ejército.
Saakashvili movilizó el viernes a 100 mil reservistas de entre 24 y 45 años, lo que incluye a varios deportistas que debían competir en la capital china.
El equipo olímpico georgiano está integrado por un total de 35 deportistas.
Antes de los Juegos, Saakashvili anunció que premiaría con casi medio millón de euros a los atletas que consigan alzarse con una medalla de oro en los Juegos.
Georgia logró en Atenas cuatro medallas: dos de oro (levantamiento de peso y judo) y dos de plata (judo y lucha).
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