Wednesday, April 09, 2014

2018 Olympiad Bidding Issue

When the FIDE Presidential Board met in Khanty-Mansiysk, they were aware of two serious bids, but had not received the official documents. As the deadline was imminent, it was decided to extend the deadline by 15 days to ensure that there was enough time to receive the bids. This was agreed unanimously by all the voting Presidential Board members who were present:

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov
Georgios Makropoulos
Nigel Freeman
Beatriz Marinello
Lewis Ncube
Chu Bo
Israel Gelfer
Boris Kutin
Silvio Danailov
Lakhdar Mazouz
Jorge Vega

FIDE regards the public accusations by the ECU President as groundless.