Changes to the top of the Olympiad standings seemed t come about via some big results. The two leaders are now Azerbaijan and Cuba, who whacked Georgia and Kazakhstan by 3.5-0.5 margins. As a result they will meet in round 8, with Azerbaijan the slight favourites on rating.
Behind these two are still a large number of teams including Russia, China, Netherlands and Armenia.The rest day seemed to recharge the batteries of the top teams as there were a number of 3-1 and 3.5-0.5 results. Both Australian teams seem to enjoy the rest as well, as the Open team beat Botswana 3.5-0.5, while the Women's team dispatched Norway 2 by the same margin. This round the Open team are up against Mexico, while the Women play England for the (chess) Ashes.