Caucasus mountain to be named after Schwarzenegger

Caucasus mountain to be named after Schwarzenegger

Mark B
Mark B

October 12th, 2003, 11:09 am #1

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3184204.stm

Mt Schwarzenegger looms into view

Georgia - the country in Europe, not the American state - plans to name a mountain after Arnold Schwarzenegger.
A presidential official in the western province of Imereti said local people had long wanted to rename a peak after the star of the Terminator movies.

Now he has been elected governor of California, the official said, the time is ripe for a visit and a new name.

Set among the Caucasus mountains, Georgia would appear to have a peak or two to spare for the actor.

Temur Shashiashvili, Imereti's presidential representative, said the decision to rename a mountain had been taken two years earlier and an invitation had been issued for Mr Schwarzenegger to visit.

The visit never happened, however, due to the actor's ill-health, he added.

Imereti now wants to extend a new invitation along with a message of congratulations after the actor's landslide win in California this week.

In the original invitation, Mr Schwarzenegger was asked to come and watch mountaineers scaling the mountain to be named after him.

Mr Shashiashvili did not specify which of the ex-Soviet state's mountains stood to take on the name of the world's most famous ex-bodybuilder.
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Roger Williams
Roger Williams

October 13th, 2003, 12:37 am #2

..."The actor's ill health". What was wrong with that super-hunk?
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Ken Akerman
Ken Akerman

October 14th, 2003, 4:26 am #3

Schwartzenegger underwent successful surgery in April, 1997 to repair a defective heart valve. A year later, The Globe tabloid printed a story that said that Schwartzenegger was in ill health and in danger of a heart attack. Schwartzenegger filed a $50 million libel lawsuit against the tabloid, which was settled when The Globe agreed to donate an undisclosed sum of money to Schwarzenegger’s charity, the Inner City Games Foundation.

You can read about it <a href=http://www.cnn.com/SHOWBIZ/News/9809/03 ... #story4>on this article</a>, <a href=http://www.tribuneindia.com/1999/99dec23/world.htm>at this link</a>, or <a href=http://www.hollywood.com/news/detail/article/311892>via this source</a>.
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pj
pj

October 14th, 2003, 11:41 am #4

Good to know that Arnold has effective defamation lawyers --he's going to need them after what he did to Rhonda Miller.
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