By Laman Ismayilova
The Baku Chess Olympiad Operating Committee held a meeting on February 24 on preparation for the upcoming World Chess Olympiad scheduled for September 1-14 in Baku.
The meeting mulled issues of meeting and guest accommodation, design of the hall, where competition will be held, security and so forth with a view to host Olympic Games at a high level.
First Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of Baku Chess Olympiad Yagub Eyyubov, Minister of Youth and Sport Azad Rahimov, President of Azerbaijan Chess Federation (ACF) Elman Rustamov, vice president of ACF, director of the Operations Committee of the Baku Chess Olympiad Mahir Mammadov, as well as Vice President of ACF Faik Gasanov attended the meeting.
The first World Chess Olympiad in Azerbaijan will be held in the Baku Crystal Hall. On the day of the Olympic Games, the Congress of the World Chess Federation (FIDE) will also be held in Baku.
The chess tournament will host about 2,000 chess masters from 175 countries. The number of guests is expected to reach up to 3,000.
The tournament will take place at the unusual shape building Baku Crystal Hall once hosting Eurovision Song Contest in 2012.
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