09 September 2016

2016 Olympiad Opening Ceremony

Here's a short version.

Baku Chess Olympiad Opening Ceremony (11:07) • 'The 42nd Chess Olympiad was opened with a solemn but highly entertaining ceremony, held at the Baku National Gymnastics Arena. Players, captains and delegates of the 176 participating federations filled the National Gymnastics Arena to enjoy a wonderful evening. The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, declared the 42nd Chess Olympiad open. Former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik and Women’s World Champion Hou Yifan joined the Chief Arbiter Faik Gasanov on stage for the drawing of colors.'

For a longer version, see Opening Ceremony of 42nd World Chess Olympiad (1:11:15).

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