Chess Olympiad: PM Narendra Modi inaugurates a glittering ceremony at the 44th Biennial event-Sports News , Firstpost

A total of 350 teams from 187 countries have participated at the 44th Chess Olympiad in Chennai.

The 44th Chess Olympiad kicks-off in Chennai on 29 July. A glamorous opening ceremony was held as India host the FIDE mega event for the first time. International Chess Federation/ Twitter

Chess Olympiad PM Narendra Modi inaugurates a glittering ceremony at the 44th Biennial event

The 44th Chess Olympiad kicks off in Chennai on 29 July. A glamorous opening ceremony was held as India hosts the FIDE mega event for the first time. International Chess Federation/ Twitter

 

Chess Olympiad PM Narendra Modi inaugurates a glittering ceremony at the 44th Biennial event

PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the opening ceremony in traditional attire. He addressed the players and audience and said that sports has the power to unite. Anurag Thakur/ Twitter

 

Chess Olympiad PM Narendra Modi inaugurates a glittering ceremony at the 44th Biennial event

A glamourous opening ceremony was held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.  Chennai Chess 2022/Twitter

 

Chess Olympiad PM Narendra Modi inaugurates a glittering ceremony at the 44th Biennial event

Tamil Nadu unit’s art and culture wing organised music and traditional dances at the opening ceremony. International Chess Federation/ Twitter

Chess Olympiad PM Narendra Modi inaugurates a glittering ceremony at the 44th Biennial event

Around 350 total teams (188 in open and 162 in women) from across 187 countries will participate over the course of tournament. Anurag Thakur/ Twitter

 

Chess Olympiad PM Narendra Modi inaugurates a glittering ceremony at the 44th Biennial event

The mascot, Thambi, displayed near Marina beach on the inaugural day of the 44th Chess Olympiad. AP

 

Chess Olympiad PM Narendra Modi inaugurates a glittering ceremony at the 44th Biennial event

The Indian team had a Good Luck event ahead of the start of the tournament. Chess Base India/ Twitter

 

Chess Olympiad PM Narendra Modi inaugurates a glittering ceremony at the 44th Biennial event

The tournament will be played at convention centre of Four Points by Sheraton. Twitter

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