Organizations - Above
IOC - International Olympic Committee
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) recognizes the FIDE as the world-wide governing body for the sport of chess.
The IOC also recognizes the COC as the National Olympic Committee (NOC) for Canada.
FIDE - International Chess Federation
The International Chess Federation, also know by its French name Fédération Internationale des Échecs and acronym FIDE (pronounced “fee-day”), is the world-wide governing body for the sport of chess.
FIDE recognizes the CFC / FCE as the Member Federation for Canada.
FIDE was founded June 20, 1924 during the (athletic) Olympics held in Paris, France. Canada was 1 of the 15 founding countries of FIDE (before USSR and USA).
FIDE consists of (see geography of chess):
- Four (4) Continental organizations: Africa, Americas, Asia, and Europe.
- Twenty-seven (27) Zones. Most zones consist of several countries. Zone 2.2 consists of Canada only.
COC - Canadian Olympic Committee
The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is the National Olympic Committee (NOC) for Canada.
COC recognizes the CFC / FCE as the national governing body for the sport of chess in Canada. See the letter of recognition.
- The Commonwealth Chess Association is an organization for chess in the countries of the British Commonwealth.
- The International Correspondence Chess Federation.