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September 23, 2000
Anand figures in Olympics scheduleThe Rediff Team
India's Vishwanathan Anand will figure in the Olympics programme, albeit in an unofficial capacity, this Sunday.
The world number three will play number seven Alexei Shirov in an exhibition game, at the Athletes' Village, from 3 pm Sydney time.
The match, being hosted by the IOC and billed as the Olympic Village Athletes' Chess Exhibition, follows on from the IOC's recognising chess as a sport in June 1999.
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