TEHRAN (Iran News) – The International Chess Federation announced the composition of the newly created Athletes Commission. Sarasadat Khademalsharieh from Iran has been named as FIDE Athletes Commission.
By the deadline of Dec. 21, FIDE had received nine candidacies for the 10 elected positions. Therefore, as decided by the FIDE Council, voting was not required and these nine candidates made it directly into the Commission.
Along with these athletes who presented their candidacy, four other members were appointed by the FIDE Council: IM Alina Kashlinskaya, IM Ekaterina Atalik, IM Jomo Pitterson, and IM Odion Aikhoje.
The FIDE Council reserves itself the right to appoint two more members, in order to reach a total composition of 15 representatives of the players as stipulated in the regulations.
The term of election and appointment of all members will be four years, but exceptionally the first term is limited to two years, until the 2022 FIDE Congress.
Iran’s Sarasadat Khademalsharieh finished the Belt and Road World Chess Women Summit, 2020 runner-up. Also, She claimed a silver at the King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The competitions are being held in Manege, the largest exhibition space in central Saint Petersburg from Dec. 25 to Dec. 31
- source : Tehran Times