Iran’s Khademalsharieh named as FIDE Athletes Commission

March 3, 2021 - 11:45

TEHRAN - Sarasadat Khademalsharieh from Iran has been named as FIDE Athletes Commission.

The International Chess Federation announced the composition of the newly created Athletes Commission.     

By the deadline of Dec. 21, FIDE had received nine candidacies for the 10 elected positions. Therefore, as decided by the FIDE Council, voting was not required and these nine candidates made it directly into the Commission. 

Along with these athletes who presented their candidacy, four other members were appointed by the FIDE Council: IM Alina Kashlinskaya, IM Ekaterina Atalik, IM Jomo Pitterson, and IM Odion Aikhoje. 

The FIDE Council reserves itself the right to appoint two more members, in order to reach a total composition of 15 representatives of the players as stipulated in the regulations

The term of election and appointment of all members will be four years, but exceptionally the first term is limited to two years, until the 2022 FIDE Congress.

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