The 2008 Mind Sports Olympiad is underway in Beijing, although the Australian chess teams haven't started their events as yet. The chess has kicked of with the Individual Blitz, with Martyn Kravtsiv (UKR) and Alexandra Kostenik (RUS) winning gold. In the Rapid Bu Xiangzhi (CHN) won for the host country in the Mens, and Antoaneta Stefanova (BUL) won the Womens.
The teams event starts on the 13th of October, with a single day Blitz, and then the Rapid begins the next day. Results and coverage can be found on the MSO Website.