This means a lot to us, and it puts the Chess Olympiad really on the map, said Chairman Herman Kristoffersen.
Chess Olympiad will be held in Tromsø from 1 to 14. august next year. With more than 150 participating nations, the Chess Olympiad is the world's fourth largest sporting event. It is estimated that around 1,500 chess players will participate.
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