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FIDE approves Dvorkovich’s candidacy to run for another presidential term

Elections of the president and the vice-president of the organization will be held on August 7-8

MOSCOW, June 9. /TASS/. A candidacy of the reigning president of the International Chess Federation (FIDE), Arkady Dvorkovich, has been approved to enter elections for another term at the helm of the global chess federation, FIDE’s press office said in a statement on Thursday.

Elections of the president and the vice-president of the organization will be held during the meeting of the FIDE General Assembly, scheduled to be held in India’s Chennai on August 7-8.

Other registered candidates running in the upcoming election are Ukraine’s Andrey Barishpolets, Inalbek Sheripov of Belarus and Bachar Kouatly from France.

"The 2022 FIDE Presidential election will be held on August 7, 2022, at the FIDE General Assembly in Chennai, India. Each Member Federation represented in the General Assembly and in the assemblies of FIDE Continents has one vote," FIDE’s press service said in a statement.

Russia’s Arkady Dvorkovich was elected the president of FIDE on October 3, 2018.

Sanctions against Russian sports

On February 28, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) issued recommendations to international sports federations to bar athletes from Russia and Belarus from taking part in international tournaments referring to Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine.

Following the IOC recommendations in late February, the majority of global sports federations decided to bar athletes from Russia and Belarus from all international sports tournaments.

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