FIDE President’s meetings in Beijing
Thursday, 13 December 2012 11:15
On December 12 the FIDE President participated in the solemn opening ceremony of the 2nd SportAccord World Mind Games in Beijing. President Ilyumzhinov met with Mr. Hein Verbruggen, President of SportAccord. The presidents discussed the cooperation between FIDE and SportAccord, in particular the promotion of chess and its inclusion in the programme of Winter Olympic Games.
Opening Ceremony of the 2nd SportAccord World Mind Games
Mr. Ilyumzhinov also met with the presidents of other intellectual sports federations which are under the umbrella of International Mind Sports Association (IMSA).
With Mr. Hein Verbruggen, President of SportAccord, and Mr. Harry Otten, President of World Draughts Federation (FMJD)
With Mr. Timothy Fok Tsun Ting, Member of IOC, President of Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
With Mr. Liu Shiming, Director General, Board & Card Games Administrative Center, General Administration of Sport, and Mrs. Chen Zelan, Vice President of World Draught Federation, Vice President of Chinese Mind Games Center
With Mr. Bat-Erdene Chimeddorj, President, Asian Draughts Confederation