The Contract Was Signed on Holding the World Chess Olympiad in "the Most Beautiful City" According to Makropoulos

Время публикации: 20.04.2012 20:01 | Последнее обновление: 20.04.2012 20:33

FIDE Vice President Georgios Makropoulos and the President of Turkish Chess Federation Ali Nihat Yazici signed a contract on holding the 40th World Chess Olympiad in Istanbul, Turkey. According to Chessdom the ceremony was attended by a number of officials including FIDE Treasurer Nigel Freeman. Let us remind you that Turkey  won the right to organize the Chess Olympiad 2012 at the FIDE congress in Dresden.

Particularly, Makropoulos said, "I have visited 90 countries so far. I think Istanbul is the most beautiful city among the cities I have seen. Turkish Chess Federation is currently the biggest chess federation in the world and with a huge gap between the second. With the support of Ministry of Sport and Türkiye ?? Bankas?, I am confident that we will organize this Olympiad perfectly."



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