44th Chess Olympiad – India 2022

The 44th edition of the world’s biggest chess event will be held in Mahabalipuram near Chennai from July 28 to August 10 2022.

In nearly 100 years of the history of the Chess Olympiad, it’s the first time that India will be hosting this prestigious event. With 188 countries registered for the upcoming Olympiad, Indian sporting history is also set to witness a huge congregation of countries on Indian soil for the first time at an event. And celebrating this, AICF has unveiled a social media campaign ‘Namaste World’, welcoming the chess community from around the world for this event.

AICF had earlier announced two Indian teams each in the open and women’s sections as the 44th Chess Olympiad has attracted 343 teams in both sections.

India Post has issued a Rupees Five denomination stamp on 20 Jul 2022.

Mascot – THAMBI (Younger Brother) , a chess knight dressed in Vetti and White Shirt and saying the traditional welcome greeting “Vanakkam” or Namaskar .