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Russia's Olympic Dream Teams

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Written by Administrator   
Monday, 09 July 2012
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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:

http://www.pogonina.com/images/stories/russianmenol2012.jpg
http://www.pogonina.com/images/stories/russianwomenol2012.jpg

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!

P.S. You can check out all the teams at the official website.

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