100 days remaining countdown
Today in Press Centre of Baku Crystal Hall was held event for the 100 days remaining countdown of the 42th World Chess Olympiad. Youth and Sports Minister Azad Rahimov, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the president of the Azerbaijan Chess Federation Elman Rustamov, Azerbaijan Chess Federation Vice-President, Operations Committee Executive Director Mahir Mammadov and vice-president of the Azerbaijan Chess Federation Faig Hasanov attended the event. Participants of the event informed about the Olympics that will held this year in the venue, and then pressed the button to start the countdown. The mascot of the 42th World Chess Olympiad was shown to the audience and media representatives, and the author of the Chess Federation and Olympic Operations Committee was presented with certificates and cash prizes. Then the guests visited arena.