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The 1st ever Chess Olympiad Torch Relay will reach Bhubaneswar on July 15

Bhubaneswar:13/7/22: The first-ever torch relay for the 44th FIDE Chess Olympiad Chennai 2022 will reach Odisha on July 15, informed the Odisha’s Department of Sports and Youth Services.

The Olympiad Torch would visit Bhubaneswar, Puri and Konark after being received by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

Ahead of the Torch Relay, All India Chess Federation (AICF) Secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan met Odisha Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal, Sports Minister Tusharkanti Behera and Sports Secretary R Vineel Krishna in Bhubaneswar.

Notably, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the first-ever torch relay on June 19, 2022 for the Chess Olympiad ahead of the 44th edition of the event, which will be held in Mahabalipuram from July 28 to August 10, 2022.

The torch will travel to 75 iconic locations across the country in 40 days before arriving in Mahabalipuram, near Chennai.

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