100 crores spent on Chess Olympiad, the world was stunned to see India hosting

The Chess Olympiad 2022 was first given to Russia but later India was given this responsibility.

Aug 11, 2022 | 1:43 PM

TV9 Bharatvarsh | Edited By: Riya Kasana


Aug 11, 2022 | 1:43 PM




Chennai got the host of the Olympiad in March itself.  Earlier this tournament was to be held in Russia but after the military attack on Ukraine, the hosting was snatched from Russia.  India organized it in four months in such a way that it will be remembered for years.  India, which successfully hosted the Chess Olympiad within four months, impressed the authorities across the world.  (PTI)

Chennai got the host of the Olympiad in March itself. Earlier this tournament was to be held in Russia but after the military attack on Ukraine, the hosting was snatched from Russia. India organized it in four months in such a way that it will be remembered for years. India, which successfully hosted the Chess Olympiad within four months, impressed the authorities across the world. (PTI)

The Tamil Nadu government had earlier organized the World Championships in the year 2013 but this time the situation was quite different from then on.  1700 players from 186 countries took part.  The Tamil Nadu government spent about 100 crores for organizing this tournament.  (PTI)

The Tamil Nadu government had earlier organized the World Championships in the year 2013 but this time the situation was quite different from then on. 1700 players from 186 countries took part. The Tamil Nadu government spent about 100 crores for organizing this tournament. (PTI)

There was a very good wait for the transport as well.  124 buses, 100 SUVs were put to work for the movement of players and guests from abroad.  The road from Chennai airport to Mahabalipuram was widened to reduce traffic.  At the same time, an entire lane was reserved only for the Olympiad.  (PTI)

There was a very good wait for the transport as well. 124 buses, 100 SUVs were put to work for the movement of players and guests from abroad. The road from Chennai airport to Mahabalipuram was widened to reduce traffic. At the same time, an entire lane was reserved only for the Olympiad. (PTI)

The opening and closing ceremonies of the games were also organized in a grand manner in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi, actor Rajinikanth attended.  For the opening ceremony, the stadium named Four Points of Sheraton was demolished and made bigger.  Around 30 thousand people attended the opening ceremony.  (PTI)

The opening and closing ceremonies of the games were also organized in a grand manner in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi, actor Rajinikanth attended. For the opening ceremony, the stadium named Four Points of Sheraton was demolished and made bigger. Around 30 thousand people attended the opening ceremony. (PTI)

In view of the threat of Kovid-19, a lot of arrangements were made.  Corona tests were done at airports, hotels and venues.  Give 1000 doctors on duty day and night.  Insurance cards were given to all the players.  At the same time, 4000 police officers were employed for security.  Security was seen from Drona and no flight was allowed over the city on 28-29 July.(PTI)

In view of the threat of Kovid-19, a lot of arrangements were made. Corona tests were done at airports, hotels and venues. Give 1000 doctors on duty day and night. Insurance cards were given to all the players. At the same time, 4000 police officers were employed for security. Security was seen from Drona and no flight was allowed over the city on 28-29 July.(PTI)






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