Sava Stoysavlevich: “In three working days, I realized that here would take place a good Olympiad"

    From 27 to 30, August, FIDE delegation visited Khanty-Mansiysk which included: Vice-President of FIDE Azmayparashvilli Zurab (Georgia), the chief referee of the World Chess Olympiad Stoysavljevich Sava (Serbia), the President of TIP Shtubenfol Werner (Austria), tournament director Bovaev Valery ( Russia) and the deputy chief arbiter Namruev Vyacheslav (Russia).

    According to the chief referee words, the delegation arrived in Ugra to see how their work would be arranged directly at the tournament. “I visited the Tennis Center - told Sava Stoysavljevich - and saw the judges and technicians rooms, area of doping control, the press center. I wanted to make sure that everything was thought out and so all went well. I was pleased with two large game rooms, where the tables had already been arranged. Within three working days, I realized that here would take place a good Olympiad. "

    For the first time in the history of the World Chess Olympiad woman will be the main referee. Sava thanked the members of FIDE and FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, commented on her appointment: “I hope that I will honor his work as good as possible. I hope that in future, women will also become the main arbiters of the World Chess Olympiad.”