MERSIN – The World Youth Under-16 Chess Olympiad will begin in the southern Turkish province of Mersin on August 17th.
Chess players from 23 countries including Albania, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Armenia, the Philippines, South Africa, Georgia, India, Britain, Iran, Switzerland, Kenya, Costa Rica, Uzbekistan, Russia, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Greece will participate in the event.
The event will end on August 25th.
The regular Olympiad will take place in Dresden later on this year. Official Dresden Olympiad Website: http://www.dresden2008.org/
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– GM Susan Polgar