Dec 13, 4 years ago

News from the 3rd SportAccord World Mind Games

Each day you will be able to find here the information of the day, results and photos….

Schedule and results for each sport are available at:

and the news at :


Georgiev takes lead by ‘Dutch Campaign’
Draughts – World Champion Alexander Georgiev from Russia on the first day of the rapid event took the lead after a successful ‘Dutch campaign’. In the first round, he defeated Alexander Baliakin (Netherlands) after which he smashed Pim Meurs (Netherlands). In the third round, he also put pressure on the third Dutch top player Roel Boomstra but this time around did not obtain winning advant…


SportAccord and Grandmasters visit Fangcaodi Teaching and Tutoring Center
Chess Grandmasters, Peter Heine Nielsen and Bartek Heberla participated in the local school visit to the Fangcaodi Teaching and Tutoring Center in Beijing. This is the third time that both Grandmasters took part in a social activity associated to the World Mind Games Cultural Programme.


A beautiful and cultural Opening Ceremony
The Opening Ceremony of the Beijing 2013 Sport Accord World Mind Games was a triumph.
The entry of the Game’s flag and representatives of the athletes and referees was followed by the entry of the national flag of the People’s Republic of China and the flag of Sport Accord. The playing of the National Anthem of the People’s Republic of China and the raising of the flag was followed by the raising of the Sport Accord flag and the playing of its anthem. (A brilliant touch was the use of a
wind machine to ensure the flags flew!)
After the introduction of the Officials and Guests there came speeches of welcome by Wang Wei, Executive President of the Organizing Committee of the Beijing 2003 Sport Accord World Mind Games and Vice Chairman of the Beijing Olympic City Development Association who drew attention to the extensive online competitions prior to the games, Marious Vizer, President of Sport
Accord, who highlighted the support of the government of China.
A snapshot from the spectacular Opening Ceremony of the Sport Accord World Mind Games.” the People’s Republic of China and the City of Beijing and Yang Xiaochao, President of the Organizing Committee of the Beijing 2013 Sport Accord World Mind Games and Deputy Mayor of Beijing, who declared the Games open.
Then came a spectacular Arts Performance by the art troupe of the Beijing Sport University; Tai Ji Diagram, a show of shadowboxing which won the gold prize of the Wushu Competition of Chinese College Students 2013, was followed by Kickball Dance, a classical dance that took the Golden Lion, the top prize of the Singapore Golden Lion Cup International Dance Competition, Chinese Kung Fu, synchronized boxing that included displays involving Chinese boxing, double swords, a cudgel, nine section whip and double broadswords.
The spectacular show concluded with Chess Rhyme, a display of classical dance which took first prize at the Beijing College Student’s Art Performa

2013 World Mind Games Broadcasting to reach 600 million
This year the 2013 SportAccord World Mind Games will reach 600 million viewers worldwide through 5 simultaneous HD productions.

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