The Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs has informed that the 44th FIDE Chess Olympiad will take place in Chennai from July 28, 2022 to August 10, 2022. The Chess Olympiad is a biennial Chess Tournament organized by FIDE, (The International Federation of Chess).
Chess draws its origin from India and in order to recognize the origin of the Sports and to spread its popularity, the Chess Federation of India with the Government of India organized a Torch Relay. The Torch was launched by the Prime Minister on June 19, 2022 which is to travel thereafter to 75 iconic locations in the Country as a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
The Torch will be brought to Goa on July 02, 2022 by Grandmaster Anurag Mhamal. The Sports Minister of Goa Shri Govind Gaude will receive the Torch on July 03, 2022 at Rajiv Gandhi Kala Mandir, Ponda where a function will be held by the State Government wherein the prominent Chess Players will be felicitated.