Georgia-born Nazi Paikidze had earned four European Youth Chess Championships by the time she was 16. She is also a six-time World Youth Chess Championship winner. The Woman Grandmaster and International Master later moved to Moscow and then to the US, where she is currently studying information systems.
Jake Tsakalidis is a Georgian-born Greek retired basketball player who represented the Greek national team in important tournaments like the 1998 FIBA World Championship, the EuroBasket 1999, and the EuroBasket 2003. He also played for popular NBA teams like Phoenix Suns, Memphis Grizzlies, and Houston Rockets during his illustrious playing career.