The International Committee of the Mediterranean Games (ICMG) held its ordinary meeting last weekend in Oran, as a part of the city’s preparations to host the 19th edition of the Mediterranean Games this summer. Among others, the Committee made a very important decision related to chess.
The 2022 Mediterranean Games, officially known as the 19th Mediterranean Games and commonly known as Oran 2022, is a forthcoming international multi-sport event that is scheduled to be held from 25 June to 5 July 2022 in Oran, Algeria. Oran was announced as the host city at the ICMG General Assembly in Pescara, Italy, on 15 August 2015.
According to the president of the Algerian Chess Federation (FADE), Brahim Djelloul Azzeddine, the discipline of chess was chosen for exhibition during the Mediterranean Games, scheduled to be held from June 25 to July 6, 2022 in Oran (Algeria). A program has been developed to exhibit chess from June 29 to July 2 at the regional library of Oran (former cathedral) and in public places, he said.
The International Committee of the Mediterranean Games (ICMG) has endorsed a proposal to this effect by the Commissioner of the games, Aziz Derouaz, who has had an agreement with the Minister of Youth and Sports of Algeria. The key part of the program is a competition, featuring the best chess players from Arab and Mediterranean countries.