NCF President Not Sure WC Match Carlsen - Anand Will Take Place in Russia

Время публикации: 11.06.2014 16:25 | Последнее обновление: 11.06.2014 16:25

The president of Norwegian Chess Federation Joran Aulin-Jansson commented on the announcement made by Kirsan Ilyumzhinov according to which the world championship match Carlsen - Anand will be held in SOchi, Russia. 

(Translated from Norwegian)
"I am not sure about that," vg.no quotes the president. "As I know the negotiations with the players are still on." Aulin-Jansson reminded of the sanctions European Union applied against Russia and noted that Carlsen may not be able to visit Russia due to political reasons. "We are still unaware of how the situation with Ukraine turns, but it's clear that if EU applies sanctions, the players and the federations of EU should follow them."

As to Sochi, Aulin-Jansson said it is a nice modern city with good conditions for holding winter Olympic games, however, he hoped that the match would take place somewhere else, not in Russia.  


  


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