The World Youth Chess Championships, currently underway in the United Arab Emirates, refuses to recognize the origin of participants from Israel. The official player list, instead, shows the home country of these players as “Fide”, a reference to the World Chess Federation.

World Youth Chess Championships Players from Israel

FIDE, sponsor of the event, claims recognition by the International Olympic Committee.

UPDATE: The absence of Israeli flags was the result of an Israel Chess Federation request.

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