In conversation with chess marvel and 5-time world champion Viswanathan Anand, see what he has to say about the upcoming Chess Olympiad 2022. This is the first time Chess Olympiad is organised in India with 190 countries participating.
At 5 p.m. on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will begin the historic torch relay for the 44th Chess Olympiad at Indira Gandhi Stadium in Delhi. On this occasion, the prime minister will also speak to the crowd.
According to an official release, the Torch Relay for the Chess Olympiad will now always begin in India and travel across all continents before arriving in the host country.
The torch will be passed from FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich to Prime Minister, who will thereafter pass it on to Grandmaster Vishwanathan Anand.
"An event like Olympic Torch Relay always fascinated me in my youth and now we also have a one in chess. The most amazing thing is, that the event is going to start from India. Nothing could be better than that and I feel immensely proud about this fact," Anand said.