The gold medal the 44th Chess Olympiad has been shared India and Russia. The countries received joint-gold because a glitch with the Internet. The Olympiad takes place every two years to find the best chess-playing nation the world. This year it was held online the first time. The online version of the competition was because coronavirus. The final was players Russia and India. However, some games came to an end after two Indian players lost their Internet connection. Officials the tournament said they had no choice but to award the gold medal to the two countries. They said this was fair because the Indian players lost time when the Internet connection failed.
This year's Chess Olympiad started July. Teams over 160 countries took part. The final round was not the only time teams had technical glitches. A player Armenia was disconnected from the tournament's server during his quarter-final match India. However, on that occasion, officials rejected his appeal. Armenia withdrew the competition in protest. Officials said there were "unprecedented circumstances" the final. They said: "The Online Chess Olympiad has been impacted a global Internet outage that severely affected several countries, including India. Two the Indian players were affected and lost connection when the outcome the match was still unclear."