International Chess Federation
Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 13:48
Athletes Commission 2020 Elections Candidatures – Deadline extended

After gathering feedback from a number of players during the recent FIDE Congress, the panel in charge of the electoral process for the newly established ATHLETES Commission has decided to further extend the deadline for submitting candidatures. 

It is our aim that this additional extension opens the opportunity for more players to submit their application to be a part of this Commission. By presenting voters with a wider and more representative list of Candidates, we also hope to improve the engagement and participation of the player’s community in the electoral process. 

The procedure will be as follows: 

  • Players who meet the criteria and want to present their candidature are allowed to do so until December 21, 2020. They must fill the Candidature Nomination Form and send it to
  • The list of approved candidates will be published on the FIDE website and sent to eligible voters by email on December 22, 2020. 
  • The voting period starts from the moment the list of approved candidates is published on the FIDE website. Votes should be submitted by email to FIDE Secretariat:
  • The voting period closes by January 2, 2021, 23:59 CET.