Chess Olympiad moved to Sochi?

Putin to fast-track Olympiad to Sochi!

 

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Yesterday’s developments with the Norwegian Chess Federation has given FIDE and the Russian Chess Federation motive to seek Putin’s help in moving the Olympiad to Sochi next month.  A two-million dollar fund to compensate travel changes has been created.  More information when it becomes available.

This situation reminds me of the last minute change of venue of the 1994 Olympiad to Moscow, literally weeks before the start of the event.  It is expected that FIDE will announce tomorrow or the day later the change.

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