Viswanathan Anand was present when India was awarded the rights to host the Chess Olympiad.© DailyExpertNews
India now has the rights to host the largest chess tournament in the world. International Chess Federation (FIDE) President Arkady Dvorkovich has officially transferred the hosting rights to India for hosting the FIDE 44th World Chess Olympiad 2022. More than 2000 players from around 200 countries would participate in this mega chess tournament. India won the bid to host the Chess Olympiad 2022 in Chennai earlier this year. As a result of the war between Russia and Ukraine, FIDE has stripped Russia of all hosting rights, including the Chess Olympiad to be held in Moscow between July 26 and August 8, 2022.
Organized since 1927, the prestigious competition takes place in India for the first time and in Asia after 30 years.
The FIDE 44th World Chess Olympiad will take place from July 28, 2022 to August 10, 2022 in Chennai. About 2000 participants from more than 180 countries compete for the top prize in the competition.
India has won the bid to host the FIDE 44th World Chess Olympiad 2022 in Chennai earlier this year.
The All India Chess Federation (AICF) President and Organizing Committee Dr. Sanjay Kapoor, Tournament Director Mr. Bharat Singh Chauhan, Chief Secretary of the Department of Youth Welfare and Sports Development Government of Tamil Nadu, IAS Ms. Apoorva, Five-time World Chess Champion Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand, Chairman of Gujarat State Co-operative Banks, Mr. Ajay Patel and Member Secretary, Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu, IAS Dr. R Anandakumar attended to receive the official hosting rights on behalf of India.
The Government of Tamil Nadu and Prime Minister MK Stalin, along with the AICF team, have made huge efforts to bring the FIDE 44th World Chess Olympiad 2022 to India.
The Chess Olympiad will take place from July 28 to August 10 in Chennai.
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