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Tromsø 2014 starts with lavish opening ceremony
News & Reports Aug 1, 2014 | 11:43 PM 16

Tromsø 2014 starts with lavish opening ceremony

The 41st Chess Olympiad is officially open! Norway's Finance Minister Siv Jensen introduced the start of the games with a wink to national pride: "With Magnus Carlsen world chess champion it is only fitting that the Chess Olympiad is held in Norway and Tromsø."


  • News & Reports Aug 1, 2014 | 5:27 PM 0

    Fantasy Chess Olympiad launched

    Yesterday Yorkshire Chess announced the launch of the Fantasy Chess Olympiad 2014, which gives chess fans around the world the chance to pick their dream team for the forthcoming Olympiad in Tromsø.

  • News & Reports Aug 1, 2014 | 4:03 PM 0

    Arctic art challenge

    Norwegian artist Ida Lorentzen, internationally renowned for her haunting paintings of interiors exploring light and space, is also an enthusiastic chess player. To honor the occasion of Tromsø 2014, she decided to combine her passi...

  • News & Reports Aug 1, 2014 | 12:18 PM 1

    One day to go

    We’re into the final hours before the start of the Chess Olympiad and the organisers here in Tromsø are working very hard on last-minute preparations. Today a spectacular opening ceremony will take play at Skarphallen and the fir...

  • News & Reports Aug 1, 2014 | 8:00 AM 2

    The big kick-off!

    The Tromsø 2014 Chess Olympiad will open in spectacular style – with top-shelf Norwegian musicians and an impressive visual show! Tickets are still available.

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