Even with the Olympiad finished, I had still had a little bit of work to do. A service that has been offered in the past is an opportunity for players who have made their final title norm at the Olympiad, to come and register for the title. It turns out that no one took the opportunity to do so, so instead myself and the other members of the Technical Administration Panel (TAP) had an informal meeting with the organisers of the Olympiad to work out future improvements to the running of the tournament. The major emphasis was on the use of technology to make team registration and information sharing easier, and the Turkish Chess Federation have offered their expertise to make this work for future Olympiads.
After this meeting Rupert Jones and myself went into the centre of Istanbul for some shopping and sight seeing. A nice dinner with friends followed before I sent Rupert off to the airport at 3am(!) for his morning flight home. I will depart in a few hours, and will spend most of the next day and a half in the air. I get back home Wednesday night, so expect light blogging for a little while.