SportAccord World Mind Games has had two editions so far. The first one took place from 8-16 December 2011 and the second from 12-19 December 2012. Beijing, the capital of China will be the host city of the event until 2014. The next edition is scheduled from 12-18 December 2013.
The WBF President Gianarrigo Rona and the WBF President Emeritus José Damiani had the great honour and privilege of being received by the former President of the People’s Republic of China Mr. Jiang Zemin.
The Third edition of the SportAccord World Mind Games is now officially open.
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All the Prsidents of the Ifs as well as the Founding President of IMSA attended the Press conference staged by SportAccord in Beijing, at which the World Mind Games were presented to the media.
Lausanne, Switzerland – December 11, 2013. The Renault-Nissan Alliance is the latest organization to announce its support as Official Partner of the Beijing 2013 SportAccord World Mind Games, the top international multi-sports event which features 150 of the world’s best mind sports players from 40 countries and regions annually.
In addition to visibility through TV broadcast and live streaming in 300 million homes, the Renault-Nissan Alliance will become the main partner of the Beijing 2013 SportAccord World Mind Games online tournaments. The online tournaments have a cumulative participation of 700,000 players and are set up in partnership with the biggest platforms in China and worldwide. Renault-Nissan will offer prestigious prizes such a Nissan Tiida compact car and a Renault Koleos compact SUV.
China is Nissan’s single largest passenger car market worldwide, with 1.25 million vehicles sold last year. Just last week, Nissan’s long-time partner Renault announced that it will soon begin industrial operations in China, the largest car market globally.
“As the Renault-Nissan Alliance continues to invest for the future growth of the Chinese automotive industry, it makes sense for us to expand our visibility through supporting important cultural and sporting events,” said Renault-Nissan Director of Marketing Communication Simon Sproule. “We are proud to support the people of China and the city of Beijing as they host this year’s SportAccord World Mind Games.”
Following the great success of the two first editions of the online tournament in 2011 and 2012, SportAccord has decided to reiterate the experience in 2013, with the support of its member federations – WBF (World Bridge Federation), FMJD (International Draught Federation), IGF (International Go Federation) and WXF (World Xiangqi Federation), with the support of the most important mind games online platforms, such as Bridge Base, KNDB and Pandanet.