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June 14th, 2010

Kosteniuk Named Ambassador for Tromsø 2014 Chess Bid

Hello Everybody!
I am pleased to let you know that today I have been named Official Ambassador for the bid for the 2014 Chess Olympiads in Tromsø, Norway.

I have already been to Norway this year, and will return next month, for the FIDE Presidential Board in Tromsø. I have been very impressed by the professionalism shown by Norwegians and am glad that the bid for the 2014 Olympiads has been granted $12 million by the Norwegian Department of Culture. That should make for a very successful event, which I look forward to supporting and to participating in it.

Posted by Alexandra Kosteniuk
Women’s World Chess Champion
www.chessqueen.com

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

WOMEN’S WORLD CHESS CHAMPION ALEXANDRA KOSTENIUK
JOINS THE BID FOR CHESS OLYMPICS TROMSØ2014, NORWAY
Alexandra Kosteniuk, FIDE Women’s Chess World Champion, has become Official Ambassador for the 2014 Chess Olympics bid in Tromsø, Norway. She joins Magnus Carlsen, current World no. 1 according to the FIDE ranking, as Official Ambassador to the Tromsø Chess Olympics candidacy in 2014. The bid for the 2014 Chess Olympics in Tromsø was granted a $ 12 million guarantee from the Norwegian Department of Culture earlier this week.
Quotes
Henrik Andenæs, Tromsø2014, Chairman of the Board:
We are proud to have Women’s Chess World Champion, Alexandra Kosteniuk, on our team. We appreciate that she endorses our bid, and that she wants to be our official ambassador.
Jøran Aulin-Jansson, Tromsø2014, Vice Chairman of the Board, Norwegian Chess Federation, President:
With two of the top players in the world on our team, our confidence is increasing. Support from chess players of this magnitude is vital for us, and it gives us inspiration to climb even higher mountains.
Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk:
Supporting Tromsø in their bid for the Chess Olympics in 2014 is very easy for me. I am sure they will organize a great event, and contribute to the world of chess with increased professionalism towards sponsors and players. Tromsø will be an experience you should not miss!
Contact – For further information, quotes and images:
Chess Queen® Alexandra Kosteniuk, chessqueen@me.com , www.chessqueen.com
Jøran Aulin-Jansson jj@sci-group.net – +47 91 33 22 42

Posted in Chess, Press Release | 6 Comments »

6 Responses to “Kosteniuk Named Ambassador for Tromsø 2014 Chess Bid”

  1. chessqueen says:

    An article just came out in the largest newspaper in Norway:

    http://bit.ly/9ITUMY

  2. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Sunshinen, Chloroform Daze, chessblog com, Gord Vass, Alexandra Kosteniuk and others. Alexandra Kosteniuk said: I've been named Ambassador for the Tromsø 2014 Chess Olympiad Bid! See the Press Release on http://bit.ly/al779H [...]

  3. Jose says:

    Magnus Carlsen and Alexandra Kosteniuk is a great combinacion.

  4. Børge says:

    Congratulations! :) We are pleased to have you as Norwegian ambassador :)