Wednesday, 09 April 2014 11:11
When the FIDE Presidential Board met in Khanty-Mansiysk, they were aware of two serious bids, but had not received the official documents. As the deadline was imminent, it was decided to extend the deadline by 15 days to ensure that there was enough time to receive the bids. This was agreed unanimously by all the voting Presidential Board members who were present:
FIDE regards the public accusations by the ECU President as groundless.