"We Have a Duty to Treat All Federations Alike"

Время публикации: 16.07.2014 20:30 | Последнее обновление: 17.07.2014 17:10

Russian women's team excluded from Tromso Olympiad 

The Organizing Committee of the Tromso Olympiad took the final decision today: "Teams that failed to submit their participation within the deadline of 1st June will not be accepted as participants in the Tromsø Chess Olympiad.” This is stated in a official letter which is available as a pdf file below.

According to the letter "After informing Fide of our interpretation and position, we have received mails and phone calls from the Fide Secretariat and Vice President Gelfer asking us to allow the Russian women's team to participate. Of course, we can understand the embarrassment it can create when a significant and powerful federation like RCF does not submit a team within the deadline. Still, we as Organizers have a duty to treat all federations alike."

Thus, the reigning champions Russian women's team is excluded from the Olympiad. 

Mark Glukhovsky, the Chairmain of the Management Board of RCF, yet made no commentary. 

Letter to ED FIDE - Nigel Freeman.pdf81.09 KB


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