PM Modi to commence historic torch relay for 44th Chess Olympiad

The famous tournament, which has been held since 1927, is set to take place in India and in Asia for the first time in 30 years.

PM Modi to commence historic torch relay for 44th Chess Olympiad
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will begin a historic torch relay for the 44th Chess Olympiad at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi at 5 pm (IST) on June 19, 2020. He will also address the crowd at the event.

For the first time this year, the International Chess Federation, FIDE, has implemented the Chess Olympiad Torch - an Olympic tradition which has never been done in the Chess Olympiad.