The Chess Olympiad is the most important team competition in the life of any chess player. This year over 150 countries will be participating. Let's take a look at the Russian teams:
As you can see, both teams are incredibly strong. The men's team is rated #1, while the women's team is seeded #2 after China. USSR and Russia have been winning the Olympiads almost non-stop from 1952 to 2002, but then Ukraine and Armenia got two titles each in 2004-2010. As to women, they are the reigning champions, but the competition with China and some other countries will be fierce. The more excitement for the spectators!