Union Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur Hands Over Chess Olympiad Torch to Budapest

  • Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Singh Thakur handed over the Chess Olympiad Torch to Budapest, Hungary, the official host of the 45th edition of the Chess Olympiad. 
  • The ceremony took place at Major Dhyanchand National Stadium, where Thakur played a friendly game of Chess against FIDE President, Arkady Dvorkovich, and Hungarian Grand Master Judit Polgár. 
  • Thakur emphasized that Chess is not just a sport but a reflection of strategic depth and philosophical wisdom. 
  • The 44th edition of the Chess Olympiad was held in Chennai in 2022, with over 2500 players and 7000 participants. 
  • The next edition of the FIDE Chess Olympiad will take place in Budapest, Hungary.
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