Women's Chess Olympiad

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The Women's Chess Olympiad is an event held by FIDE (the International Chess Federation) since 1957 (every two years since 1972), where national women's teams compete at chess for gold, silver and bronze medals. Since 1976 the Women's Chess Olympiad has been incorporated within Chess Olympiad events, with simultaneous women's and open tournaments.

The Soviet Union has won it the most often: 11 times. Since the break-up of the Soviet Union, China and Georgia have won the event four times each. It has also been won by Hungary, Ukraine and Israel (one year when it was boycotted by the Eastern Bloc).

Results[edit]

From 1957 to 1974 the Women's Olympiad was a separate event. Since 1976 it has been held in the same place and at the same time as the open event.

Year Event Host Gold Silver Bronze
1957 1st Women's Chess Olympiad Netherlands Emmen, Netherlands  Soviet Union 10½  Romania 10½  East Germany 10
1963 2nd Women's Chess Olympiad Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Split, Yugoslavia  Soviet Union 25  Yugoslavia 24½  East Germany 21
1966 3rd Women's Chess Olympiad West Germany Oberhausen, West Germany  Soviet Union 22  Romania 20½  East Germany 17
1969 4th Women's Chess Olympiad Poland Lublin, Poland  Soviet Union 26  Hungary 20½  Czechoslovakia 19
1972 5th Women's Chess Olympiad Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Skopje, Yugoslavia  Soviet Union 11½  Romania 8  Hungary 8
1974 6th Women's Chess Olympiad Colombia Medellín, Colombia  Soviet Union 13½  Romania 13½  Bulgaria 13
1976 22nd Chess Olympiad * Israel Haifa, Israel  Israel 17  England 11½  Spain 11½
1978 23rd Chess Olympiad Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina  Soviet Union 16  Hungary 11  West Germany 11
1980 24th Chess Olympiad Malta Valletta, Malta  Soviet Union 32½  Hungary 32  Poland 26½
1982 25th Chess Olympiad Switzerland Lucerne, Switzerland  Soviet Union 33  Romania 30  Hungary 26
1984 26th Chess Olympiad Greece Thessaloniki, Greece  Soviet Union 32  Bulgaria 27½  Romania 27
1986 27th Chess Olympiad United Arab Emirates Dubai, UAE  Soviet Union 33½  Hungary 29  Romania 28
1988 28th Chess Olympiad Greece Thessaloniki, Greece  Hungary 33  Soviet Union 32½  Yugoslavia 28½
1990 29th Chess Olympiad Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Novi Sad, Yugoslavia  Hungary 35  Soviet Union 35  China 29
1992 30th Chess Olympiad Philippines Manila, Philippines  Georgia 30½  Ukraine 29  China 28½
1994 31st Chess Olympiad Russia Moscow, Russia  Georgia 32  Hungary 31  China 27
1996 32nd Chess Olympiad Armenia Yerevan, Armenia  Georgia 30  China 28½  Russia 28½
1998 33rd Chess Olympiad Russia Elista, Russia  China 29  Russia 27  Georgia 27
2000 34th Chess Olympiad Turkey Istanbul, Turkey  China 32  Georgia 31  Russia 28½
2002 35th Chess Olympiad Slovenia Bled, Slovenia  China 29½  Russia 29½  Poland 28
2004 36th Chess Olympiad Spain Calvià, Spain  China 31  United States 28  Russia 27½
2006 37th Chess Olympiad Italy Turin, Italy  Ukraine 29½  Russia 28  China 27½
2008 38th Chess Olympiad Germany Dresden, Germany  Georgia 18  Ukraine 18  United States 17
2010 39th Chess Olympiad Russia Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia  Russia 22  China 18  Georgia 16
2012 40th Chess Olympiad Turkey Istanbul, Turkey  Russia 19  China 19  Ukraine 18
2014 41st Chess Olympiad Norway Tromsø, Norway  Russia 20  China 18  Ukraine 18
2016 42nd Chess Olympiad Azerbaijan Baku, Azerbaijan  China 20  Poland 17  Ukraine 17
2018 43rd Chess Olympiad Georgia (country) Batumi, Georgia
2020 44th Chess Olympiad Russia Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia

* In 1976 the USSR and other communist countries did not compete for political reasons.

Total team ranking[edit]

The table contains the women's teams ranked by the medals won at the Chess Olympiad, not including the unofficial events, ranked by the number of first place medals, ties broken by second-place medals, etc.

Rank Country 1st place 2nd place 3rd place Total
1  Soviet Union 11 2 0 13
2  China 5 4 4 13
3  Georgia 4 1 2 7
4  Russia 3 3 3 9
5  Hungary 2 5 2 9
6  Ukraine 1 2 3 6
7  Israel 1 0 0 1
8  Romania 0 5 2 7
9  Poland 0 1 2 3
10  Yugoslavia 0 1 1 2
 Bulgaria 0 1 1 2
 USA 0 1 1 2
13  England 0 1 0 1
14  Germany* 0 0 4 4
15  Czechoslovakia 0 0 1 1
 Spain 0 0 1 1

* Includes the results of  East Germany and  West Germany.

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