Chess not chosen by organizers for 2024 Summer Olympic Games


The Paris 2024 organizers have chosen not to include chess in the program of the Summer Olympic Games, nominating four other sports instead. The IOC will consider this proposal during the next meeting of its executive board at the end of March. A final decision will be taken by December 2020.

FIDE accepts the decision of the Paris 2024 organizing committee and will continue to aim at reaching full recognition of chess in all countries. An important step consists now in achieving the involvement of our sport in youth and continental games.

FIDE was founded in Paris in the summer of 1924. President Arkady Dvorkovich stresses that the 100th anniversary will be duly celebrated in the French capital anyway.