The Tromsø Chess Olympiad organisers have today written to FIDE to confirm their decision that teams that missed the 1st June deadline to submit their team line-ups will not be able to take part in the Olympiad.
The Tromsø Chess Olympiad organisers have released the following statement:
The Tromsø Olympiad Organizing Committee (COT2014) has today taken the following decision:
“Teams that failed to submit their participation by the deadline of 1st June will not be accepted as participants of the Tromsø Chess Olympiad.”
The decision is based on the Olympiad Regulations (OR) 3.6.1 and 3.7.1. The COT2014 does not acknowledge that FIDE has the right to make changes that are contrary to the OR just weeks before the Olympiad takes place.
You can read the full letter to FIDE in the PDF file below:
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