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India and Russia share chess gold medal after Internet fails


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The gold medal for a chess tournament went to India and Russia. This year's tournament was online for the first time because of coronavirus. Games in the final ended when players lost their Internet connection. Officials said they gave the gold medal to the two countries because that was fair.

The competition had teams from over 160 countries. A player from Armenia had a technical problem. Officials rejected his appeal so Armenia went home in protest. Officials said a, "global Internet outage severely affected" two of the Indian players in the final. This happened, "when the outcome of the match was still unclear".

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