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Tamil Nadu CM unveils mascot & logo for FIDE Chess Olympiad to be held in Chennai

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 10, Jun 2022
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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin unveiled the mascot and the logo named ‘Thambi’ for FIDE Chess Olympiad in Chennai last evening.  ‘Thambi’ in Tamil means younger brother. The international event will be held at Mamallapuram near Chennai from 28th July to August 10.  Over two thousand players from 186 countries will be taking part in the event. The biggest ever contingent from India is playing in this edition.

AIR correspondent reports that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin has tweeted saying it is an absolute honour for Chennai to host the 44th Chess Olympiad.

The Chess Olympiad torch will soon be taken around all the states in the country before being lit in the venue on the inaugural day of the event.

This is the second major international chess event to be hosted by Chennai, after the World Championship match between India’s Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen way back in 2013. Preparations for the international tournament are going on at a frenetic pace. 

Source: News on Air