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India plans to host Chess Olympiad that is been moved out of Moscow

India plans to host Chess Olympiad that is been moved out of Moscow

 The All India Chess Federation (AICF) on Saturday mentioned it will likely be bidding to host the forty fourth Chess Olympiad later this yr after the distinguished occasion was moved out of Russia following its invasion of Ukraine.

The Chess Olympiad is a biennial occasion by which groups from some 190 international locations compete over a two-week interval. The 2022 version was purported to happen in Moscow from July 26 July to August 8.

“Yeah, we are bidding for the chess Olympiad this year. The budget for the event would be USD 10 million (about 75 crore),” AICF secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan informed PTI.

On Friday, FIDE (the International Chess Federation) determined to maneuver the Chess Olympiad and all different official competitions deliberate in Russia within the wake of the nation’s invasion of neighbouring Ukraine.

The different occasions that have been moved away from Russia are the primary chess Olympiad for individuals with disabilities and the 93rd FIDE Congress.

FIDE is alleged to be already engaged on discovering various dates and areas for these occasions.

“…the rapidly deteriorating geopolitical situation has forced the FIDE Council to make this difficult move. During its extraordinary meeting, held today, Friday, February 25, it was decided that all official competitions planned would be moved from Russia,” FIDE had acknowledged.

If India will get the nod to host the Olympiad, it might be the second main world occasion to be held within the nation after the World Championship match in 2013 between Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen, the present world No.1.

The invasion of Ukraine has led to a slew of sporting cancellations in Russia with Formula One suspending the Russian Grand Prix, UEFA shifting the Champions League last out of St Petersburg and Poland refusing to play the nation in a World Cup qualifier. 

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