World Chess Olympiad 2010, three days before the start

The latest details from Khanty Mansiysk

Chess Olympiad 2010

Three days are left to the start of the Chess Olympiad 2010 in Khanty Mansiysk and the correspondents from Russia are bringing exclusive details about the event. Here is the latest about the Opening ceremony, the security of the World Olympiad, the VIP guests, and even the food of the players. (Read also the reviews 5 days before the start, 4 days before the start, and the full Chess Olympiad news page)

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Opening ceremony of the 2010 Chess Olympiad

The show starts at 21.30 local time in the Ice Palace Arena Ugra. 5,500 spectators are expected, while the traditional dances and opening festivities will be performed by over 1000 actors. The 2010 Chess Olympiad will have free entrance for the audience.

Chess Olympiad schedule here

800 policement at the Chess Olympiad

800 policemen will ensure public order in the Khanty-Mansiysk in the days of Chess Olympiad 2010. Foot patrols will guard the streets and squares, and special motorized units will also be employed in the security services of the Olympiad.

VIP guests in Khanty Mansiysk

The Chess Olympiad Khanty-Mansiysk is waiting for dozens of VIP-guests. Among them will be federal ministers, deputies of RF state Duma, governors of regions, etc. The preliminary list of VIP-guests appear on the Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, his deputy, the head of the Olympic Committee of Russia Alexander Zhukov, presidential aide, chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Russian Chess Federation Arkady Dvorkovich, head of the Presidential Administration Sergey Sobyanin, the Duma Speaker Boris Gryzlov, the Minister for Sport Vital Mutko.

The Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will make a special video conference call.

The heads of oil companies, sponsors of the Olympiad in Khanty Mansiysk, will also be present.

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Food at the Olympiad

The head of Ugra region, Natalia Komarova, has recently stated that all facilities are ready for the Chess Olympiad. One of the latest details uncovered, the players will have two possible menues – a classical and a vegeterian one. They will be prepared by professional chefs from St. Petersburg. Some delegations, like Norway, will prepare their own special menu.

Numismatists limited edition

The bank of Khanty Mansiysk will prepare a limited edition of a silver coin dedicated to the Olympiad. The inscription will read “XXXIX World Chess Olympiad” and only 5000 pieces will be released.