Thursday 26 April 2018

Two FIDE Announcements - One good, one not so good

FIDE have made two announcements in the last few days, one good and one not so good.
The one that can be classified as good is the announcement of the details for the 2018 Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia. The details are at this link, and pretty much cover the calendar and organisation of the tournament.
The one that is not so good concerns the shutting down of the FIDE Bank Accounts. Despite this being an issue that dates back to the reelection of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov in 2014, FIDE have failed to find a solution to their self inflicted financial problems, and so for now have told Federations "please do not send any monies to our accounts with UBS as it will only be returned to you at your cost."

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