2020 Chess Olympiad takes place in Khanty-Mansiysk

Khanty-Mansiysk is likely to overtake rivals in its quest to take three major chess tournaments, said the President of FIDE Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.

"Khanty-Mansiysk applied for the 2020 Olympics, the 2019 World Cup as well as 2018 Women's World Cup. All the Presidential Board of FIDE members greeted this proposal, which has a very high chance of approval, with applause", said Ilyumzhinov.

Incidentally, yesterday it was announced that 2020 World Chess Olympiad will be held in the capital of Ugra. The head of Khanty-Mansiysk and the head of the Chess Federation of Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug Vasily Filipenko told reporters about that.