Georgios Makropoulos Reminded Armenian Team Lacks the Gold from Baku in Its Collection

Время публикации: 21.01.2013 02:41 | Последнее обновление: 21.01.2013 02:41

The FIDE Presidential Board meeting held in Tsaghkadzor is attended not only by Kirsan Ilyumzhinov but by another president: the honored guest of the meeting is the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan. The question of the participation of the Armenian team at the World Cup 2015 and Olympiad 2016 was discussed at the press conference held on the first meeting day. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov noted there are no obstacles for the Armenian team to participate in any of them.

"If the wrestlers go and fight for the medals, why the chess players shouldn't do so? The registration is opened, the team can participate," quotes Ilyumzhinov.

The FIDE vice-president Georgios Makropoulos has also expressed his opinion. He noted that he is aware of the historical relations between Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkey: "I know the history, but let me remind you that Armenia has won Gold in Istanbul. You lack the Gold from Baku in your collection."

At the same time several Armenian websites report that FIDE plans to build a chess academy in Armenia and wants to allocate US$100 million on the project. 



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