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Volunteers Meeting

maskot duyuruThe meeting with the volunteers was held on Sunday, May 20, 2012 in Istanbul Olympic House. The organizing committee of the 40th World Chess Olympiad informed all young volunteers about the main lines of the future event. They also arranged short interviews with the volunteers during the day.




faq imageDear Chess Friends;

You can find listed questions and answers about the World Chess Olympiad in the Frequently Asked Questions section. For further questions you can send e-mail to the related contact.

2nd Invitation

yazici-sq-19977Dear Chess Friends,

Our first invitation to the FIDE Congress and the Chess Olympiad in Istanbul, to be held from
the 27th of August to the 10th of September, was sent to all federations on May 2nd.

We have just published all necessary information about the venue and regulations on our
temporary (until we get our domain name) web site: http://istanbul2012.tsf.org.tr/en/

I want to remind you that all FIDE member federations, the IBCA (Internaational Braille
Chess Association), the ICSC (International Committee of Silent Chess) and the IPCA
(International Physically Disabled Chess Association) have the right to participate in the

We kindly ask all federations to write to the e-mail address This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , requesting a
username and password, which you will need in order to register your participation for this year's Chess Olympiad. Please keep in mind that the deadline for registration is June 10th
2012. After that date you may lose your right to participate.

Those countries who have already made that request, please check the notification list on our
web site. If your federation does not appear on that list within a few days, please contact us
immediately. We will then update the website as necessary.

Best regards.

Ali Nihat Yazıcı

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Olympiad Venue

cnr-expo-fuarOrganisation Team met in venue to clarify conditions necessary for playing halls. The venue is Istanbul Exhibition Center, which is 1800 meters far from Atatürk Airport.

Info Regulation Published

logo renkDear chess friends,

The 40th World Chess Olympiad Info Regulation is published. In this regulation you can find all the detailed information about accomodation and registration procedures.