Punjab: Amritsar receives the Olympic chess torch

The 44th Chess Olympiad Torch Relay took place in Amritsar (Punjab), India (India) Amritsar hosted the first-ever Chess Olympiad Torch Relay . The 44th Chess Olympiad will be held in Mahabalipuram, near Chennai, from July 28 to August 10 .

On Thursday, Amritsar (Punjab), India (India), hosted the first-ever Chess Olympiad Torch Relay, which took place in Amritsar.On Day 5, Deputy Commissioner Harpreet Singh Sudan, IAS, received the torch from Grandmaster Deep Sengupta.The torch will next travel to the cities of Haryana, Kurukshetra, Gurugram, and Panipat.#ChessOlympiadTorchRelay Update City-Amritsar, India.

On Monday, Leh hosted the first-ever Torch Relay of the 44th Chess Olympiad.Prime Minister Narendra Modi began the relay on Sunday from Leh.The torch will tour 75 cities for 40 days before reaching Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu.The Chess Olympiad is open to 189 nations.The torch will be presented to chess grandmasters at several separate locations.

The International Chess Body, FIDE, has introduced the Chess Olympiad Torch, which is a part of Olympic tradition but was never used in the Chess Olympiad.The Chess Olympiad Torch Relay will be held in Mahabalipuram, near Chennai, from July 28 to August 10.It will be India's first official tournament in almost 100 years.With 188 countries competing for the forthcoming Olympiad, India's sporting history is also expected to witness a large crowd of countries on Indian soil for the first time at an event.

The 44th Chess Olympiad had previously featured two Indian teams in the open and womens divisions, attracted 343 participants in both sections, according to AICF.