U.S. Wins Gold at Chess Olympiad

The United States’ gold is the team’s first since 1976. But in that year, the Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc countries boycotted the competition because it was held in Israel. The United States’ previous gold medals were in the 1930s — 1931, 1933, 1935 and 1937 — before the Soviet Union began to dominate the competition.

To read more about the US Men’s Team win at the 2016 Chess Olympiad’s and Kasparov Chess Foundation’s role in helping them get there, check out the complete New York Times article.

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