Monday, 20 June 2011

2012 Olympiad - We know where it is, just not when

Helen Milligan posted a slightly strange link on her facebook page, concerning the 2012 Chess Olympiad. Travelshop Turkey is already advertising the event, with a lengthy blurb on the tournament. The blurb is 'mostly' accurate, although someone has snuck in at least one entertaining paragraph concerning a fictitious champion by the name of Anthony Duskey.
While it has lots of information concerning the host city and country, the one thing it is missing is the dates of the Olympiad. At this stage it looks as though it will be in Autumn (September - November) but I haven't seen dates any more specific than that. But this isn't a real surprise, as most details don't firm up until about 6 months before the event (if not closer!).


Brian Jones said...

Chess Olympiad in Istanbul is scheduled for the 27 August to 10 September 2012.

Anonymous said...

Dates found at:

Anonymous said...

Yes, we know the dates are up on the FIDE site. But they are unconfirmed by any other source, including the Turkish organisers. Nor is a venue stated, anywhere.