Uzbekistan will host the Chess Olympiad 2026

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The 2026 World Chess Olympiad will be held in Uzbekistan (Tashkent or Samarkand). This decision has been taken by the International Chess Federation (FIDE).

Important facts

  • Most of the delegates voted to hold the contest in Uzbekistan.

  • Uzbekistan will host these competitions for the first time.

  • The World Chess Olympiad in 2024 will be hosted by Budapest (Hungary).

  • The Chess Olympiad for the year 2022 is being held in Chennai.

About Chess Olympiad

  • It is a biennial team event, in which teams from around 190 countries compete for honours over a period of two weeks.

  • This championship has been organised since 1927.

  • International Chess Federation (FIDE) organises the tournament and selects the host nation.

  • FIDE is an international organisation based in Switzerland that links various national chess federations and serves as the governing body of international chess competition.

  • It was founded in Paris, France, on July 20, 1924.

  • In 1999, FIDE was recognized by the International Olympic Committee.

  • FIDE President - Arkady Dvorkovich

Indian champion

  • Vishwanathan Anand of India is the only Indian player who has won a World Chess title . 

  • He  has won it five times  2000,2007,2008,2010,2012.

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