Georgian Luge Federation President Felix Kumaritashvili is targeting sending two athletes to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang after missing Sochi 2014 following the tragic death of his nephew Nodar Kumaritashvili at Vancouver four years earlier.
Kumaritashvili made the pledge following a meeting with International Luge Federation (FIL) President Josef Fendt.
He confirmed that the athletes, who have not yet been selected, will enter the qualification process for the luge event at Pyeongchang 2018.
The news represents a boost for the sport in Georgia, still reeling from the tragic death of Kumaritashvili on the eve of Vancouver 2010.
Kumaritashvili, who was coached by his uncle, was killed during a training accident on the day of the Opening Ceremony.
The 21-year-old lost control of his sled during the final turn on the track at Whistler, described as too fast and too dangerous by officials and competitors.
The Georgian Olympic Committee had considered withdrawing from the Olympics following the tragedy but decided to carry on despite the incident, which had cast a shadow over the event itself.
The Opening Ceremony, held on February 12, was dedicated to the youngster who had described competing at the Olympics as his “dream”.
Georgia did not send any lugers to Sochi 2014 as their team was made up of three alpine skiers - Iason Abramashvili, Alex Beniaidze and Nino Tsiklauri - and figure skater Elene Gedevanishvili.
At one time they had considered boycotting the Games in the wake of a war between Georgia and Russia in 2008.
The meeting at the FIL’s headquarters in Berchtesgaden in Germany also involved a discussion with Christoph Schweiger, the executive director of the worldwide governing body, where the organisation reaffirmed its support for development work in Georgia.
Their activities in the junior ranks received particular praise and the FIL, along with the International Olympic Committee, will continue to back their various development programmes.