Sunday, January 11, 2009

Will Chess be an Olympic Sports ?

Recently FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has mentioned in an interview with Gulf News - an online new paper that he believe chess will be include in the Olympics soon. Excerpts from the interview ..

"My aim is to ensure that chess becomes a part of the Olympic movement and is one of the events in the Olympic Games soon. Today, FIDE is made up of 165 countries and we would jointly appeal to get recognition from the International Olympic Committee.".....Kirsan Ilyumzhinov - FIDE President

I hope this dream will come through because as an Olympics sports it mean more recognition, funds and sponsor from government and corporate bodies. Furthermore, chess players and organiser will benefit certain privilege when playing or organizing international or local tournaments.

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