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Chess Olympiad 2012 sets participation record

The Chess Olympiad with a new record

The Chess Olympiad 2012 in Istanbul sets a new participation record. Until the 11th of June a total of 162 FIDE member federations have registered for the event.

This is a new record in the Olympiad’s history, that is set 76 days before the start of the competition. There were 16 participating nations in the 1st Chess Olympiad in 1927, in the 36th Chess Olympiad in 2006 they grew to 133 countries, while in the last 39th Chess Olympiad the chess family united 145 teams.

Official site of the Chess Olympiad 2012

 

List of registered countries

1 Afghanistan
2 Albania
3 Algeria
4 Andorra
5 Angola
6 Argentina
7 Armenia
8 Aruba
9 Australia
10 Austria
11 Azerbaijan
12 Bahrain
13 Bangladesh
14 Barbados
15 Belarus
16 Belgium
17 Bermuda
18 Bolivia
19 Bosnia & Herzegovina
20 Botswana
21 Brazil
22 Brunei Darussalam
23 Bulgaria
24 Burundi
25 Cameroon
26 Canada
27 Chile
28 China
29 Chinese Taipei
30 Colombia
31 Congo
32 Costa Rica
33 Croatia
34 Cuba
35 Cyprus
36 Czech Republic
37 Denmark
38 Dominican Republic
39 Ecuador
40 Egypt
41 El Salvador
42 England
43 Estonia
44 Ethiopia
45 Faroe Islands
46 Fiji
47 Finland
48 Former YUG Rep of Macedonia
49 France
50 Gabon
51 Georgia
52 Germany
53 Ghana
54 Greece
55 Guam
56 Guatemala
57 Guernsey
58 Guyana
59 Haiti
60 Honduras
61 Hong Kong
62 Hungary
63 Iceland
64 India
65 Indonesia
66 International Braille  Chess Association
67 International Committee of Silent Chess
68 International Physically Disabled Chess Association
69 Iran
70 Iraq
71 Ireland
72 Israel
73 Italy
74 Jamaica
75 Japan
76 Jersey
77 Jordan
78 Kazakhstan
79 Kenya
80 Kyrgyzstan
81 Latvia
82 Lebanon
83 Libya
84 Liechtenstein
85 Lithuania
86 Luxembourg
87 Macau
88 Madagascar
89 Malawi
90 Malaysia
91 Maldives
92 Mali
93 Malta
94 Mauritania
95 Mauritius
96 Mexico
97 Moldova
98 Monaco
99 Mongolia
100 Montenegro
101 Mozambique
102 Myanmar
103 Namibia
104 Nepal
105 Netherlands
106 Netherlands Antilles
107 New Zealand
108 Nicaragua
109 Nigeria
110 Norway
111 Pakistan
112 Palau
113 Palestine
114 Panama
115 Papua New Guinea
116 Paraguay
117 Peru
118 Philippines
119 Poland
120 Portugal
121 Puerto Rico
122 Qatar
123 Romania
124 Russia
125 Rwanda
126 San Marino
127 Sao Tome and Principe
128 Scotland
129 Serbia
130 Seychelles
131 Sierra Leone
132 Singapore
133 Slovakia
134 Slovenia
135 Somalia
136 South Africa
137 South Korea
138 Spain
139 Sri Lanka
140 Sudan
141 Suriname
142 Sweden
143 Switzerland
144 Syria
145 Tajikistan
146 Thailand
147 Trinidad & Tobago
148 Tunisia
149 Turkey
150 Turkmenistan
151 Uganda
152 Ukraine
153 United Arab Emirates
154 United States of America
155 Uruguay
156 US Virgin Islands
157 Uzbekistan
158 Venezuela
159 Vietnam
160 Wales
161 Yemen
162 Zambia

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