Chess Olympiad 2022- FIDE Torch Relay Reaches Chandigarh



The Chess Olympiad Torch Relay started from Leh and reached Chandigarh on 23rd June 2022. Grandmaster Deep Sengupta gave the torch to Punjab Governor and UT Administrator Banwaru Lal Purohit. In Punjab, the torch travelled from Rock Garden to the Sukhna Lake and Rose Garden. Later, it was taken to Mohali. Finally, the torch was carried to the Attari border in Amritsar.

“We are proud that a sport, starting from its birthplace and leaving its mark all over the world, has become a passion for many countries”


The important people present when the relay reached Chandigarh included the Mayor of Chandigarh Sarabjit Kaur Dhillon, Director of UT sports Tejdeep Singh Sainin, President of UT Cricket Association Sanjay Tandon, and the Professor of Chandigarh Chess Association Anil Raina. The crowd included a huge number of school children. Grandmaster Sengupta even played with a few.

“This torch rally will increase awareness among the people about the sport and will motivate the youth to join and play this sport”

 Sanjay Tandon, President of UT Cricket Association

The relay was launched by Prime Minister Narendar Modi on 19th June. During the launch, the FIDE president Arkady Dvorkovich, Indian Grandmaster Vishwanathan Anand, and Union SPorts Miniter Anurag Thakur were present. The FIDE chess olympiad 2022 will take place from 28th July to 10th August in Chennai. Before this, the torch will be carried to 75 cities in 40 days. Check the full Chess olympiad calender here.

This is the first time that India will be hosting the FIDE chess Olympiad. On this very occasion, the All India Chess Federation has started the social media campaign ‘Namaste World’. This is a welcoming gesture by India to the communities participating from all over the world.

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Chess Olympiad Dates

The Olypmiad will have different events and rounds of matches. All of them would take place in Chennai. The FIDE released its schedule a few days ago. The important dates are as follows.

Arrival Day27th July
Arbiters MeetingOpening Ceremony28th July
Captains MeetingRound 129th July
Round 230th July
Round 331st July
Round 41st August
Round 52nd August
Round 6Bermuda Party3rd August
Free day4th August
Round 75th August
Round 86th August
Round 97th August
Round 108th August
Round 11Closing Ceremony9th August
Departure Day10th August

Steps to Register for the FIDE Chess

Although the registration for the 44th chess olympiad ended on 27th May, the candidates who missed it can register till the 27th of June 2022. They will be required to pay 100 EUR per person as a penalty. Read the instructions given below and follow accordingly.

Step 1: Visit the official website of FIDE.

Step 2: Go to the ‘Registration’ section. Click on it.

Step 3: Enter your details to register for the olympiad.

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Chess Olympiad FAQs

Who is hosting the FIDE chess Olympiad?

India, is hosting the FIDE Chess Olympiad for the first time.

When will the registration for the FIDE Olympiad 2022 take place?

The registration took place from 28th April to 27th May. If you missed it, you can still register till 27th June by paying the penalty of 100 EUR.

What is the schedule for the 44th chess Olympiad?

The 44th Chess Olympiad will start from 28th July and continue till 8th August.

Where can I check the chess Olympiad Calender?

The calendar/schedule is available on the website of FIDE

How can I register for the FIDE Chess Olympiad?

Visit FIDE’s official website for registration.