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Federal Minister of the Interior Schäuble supports the Chess Olympiad

Dresden, 30/09/2007
Federal Minister of the Interior Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble has confirmed that he will be available for the curatorship for the Chess Olympiad 2008 in a meeting with the organizers on the occasion of the awarding of the 200 000th school chess diploma in the Olympic stadium in Berlin.

In talks with the president of the German Chess Federation (DSB) Prof. Robert von Weizsäcker, DSB vice president Matthias Kribben, general secretary Horst Metzing as well as the Dresden delegation with chairman Dr. Dirk Jordan, executive director Jörn Verleger and marketing director Volker Bernardi the responsible minister for sports reassured his support for chess and the top event in November 2008 in Dresden.