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Turkey bribed judges to win Chess Olympiad hosting bid, NYT claims

The international chess world has been rocked by a bribery scandal featuring Turkey at the center, with allegations and refutations advancing and retreating across the board. The New York Times on Wednesday published a story reporting findings that the Turkish Chess Federation paid voters to help win their bid to host the 2012 Chess Olympiad. “A [...]

By |November 26th, 2010|news|Comments Off on Turkey bribed judges to win Chess Olympiad hosting bid, NYT claims

Auditor's Report Says Turkish Federation Paid for Votes to Win 2012 Chess Olympiad

A recent audit of the Turkish Chess Federation reported that the federation paid voters to help win an election for the right to host the Chess Olympiad in 2012. Rumors of corruption have long plagued the chess world, where it is a commonly held assumption that elections of officials and decisions about where to locate [...]

By |November 24th, 2010|news|Comments Off on Auditor's Report Says Turkish Federation Paid for Votes to Win 2012 Chess Olympiad