FIDE rules out Moscow

As expected after the Russian invasion in Ukraine, FIDE doesn’t risk a wide boycott and has declared that the Chess Olympiad, Chess Olympiad for People with Disabilities and FIDE Congress 2022 won’t take place in Moscow. The FIDE Council will hold an extraordinary meeting on Sunday to discuss how to rescue its main event scheduled five months from now.

FIDE Managing Director Dana Reizniece-Ozola has condemned the Russian action and is urging her colleagues to drop FIDE’s Russian sponsorships and relocate all operational activities outside of Russia.