Istanbul Olympiad Closing Ceremony

Istanbul Olympiad Closing Ceremony

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Instanbul Chess Olympiad 2012 logo.jpgSo the biggest chess show on earth - the Olympiad - is over for another two years.  The results of the 2012 Olympiad can be found in our previous article

Congratulations to all the competitors and organisers for a great show, and best wishes to Tromsø in Norway for the 41st Olympiad in 2014.

But before everyone bid a final farewell to Istanbul, prizes were awarded at the closing ceremony...

The excellent photos during the event were provided by David Llada, Arman Karakhanyan and Anastasiya Karlovich.  You can browse through them all here.

Armenia won their third Gold medal out of the last four Olympiads

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Lev Aronian also won an individual Gold medal for his performance on board 1

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Silver medallists Russia were clearly disappointed

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Bronze medallists Ukraine

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The victorious Russian women's team

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The Chinese women took the Silver medal

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The women's Bronze medallists, Ukraine

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