Organizations - Above
IOC - International Olympic Committee
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 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 joined).
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.