The World Chess Championship may be postponed until next year. International Chess Federation (FIDE) President Arkady Dvorkovich gave this information. The championship was to be held in Dubai in December this year, but Dvorkovich says that the federation is now considering to conduct it in 2021.
The president says, "World Championship matches can definitely be postponed until next year. We have spoken on this unofficially. I think a formal announcement may be made soon. We are considering several options in the spring and fall of 2021, but we will announce everything later."
Dvorkovich said that "FIDE will host its first online chess Olympiad. This year the Olympiad was to be held in Khanty-Manesk and Moscow, but we have extended it till next year. This year we will organize an online Olympiad and registration of national teams will start in two-three days. We want more teams to participate in this. We have 195 members, I do not know whether all can join or not, I do not know whether all can join or not. "