FIDE Votes for Dresden for Olympiad 2008 Print
Friday, 29 October 2004 00:00
At the 75th FIDE Congress, Dresden, Germany was chosen as the host city for the Olympiad 2008. By secret ballot, the FIDE General Assembly voted in favor of Dresden over Tallinn, Estonia. The Lord Mayor of Dresden, the Prince of Saxony and German Chess Federation secretary Horst Metzing presented the bid. Both Dresden and Tallinn actively campaigned for the right to host the Olympiad. Visit the Dresden site http://www.schacholympiade.org/ . At the 75th FIDE Congress, Dresden, Germany was chosen as the host city for the Olympiad 2008. By secret ballot, the FIDE General Assembly voted in favor of Dresden over Tallinn, Estonia. The Lord Mayor of Dresden, the Prince of Saxony and German Chess Federation secretary Horst Metzing presented the bid. Both Dresden and Tallinn actively campaigned for the right to host the Olympiad. Visit the Dresden site http://www.schacholympiade.org/ .

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Calvia Olympiad Director Antonio Rami (right) delivering the welcome address

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Dresden Lord Mayor addressing the FIDE General Assembly

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Dresden held a nationwide art contest for children and the winners earned a trip to the Calvia Olympiad, above with the Lord Mayor and ceremonial King and Queen of Dresden.
 
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