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The Women's Chess Olympiad is an event held by FIDE (the International Chess Federation) since 1957 (every two years since 1972), where national women's teams compete at chess for gold, silver and bronze medals. Since 1976 the Women's Chess Olympiad has been incorporated within Chess Olympiad events, with simultaneous women's and open tournaments.

The Soviet Union has won it the most often: 11 times. Since the break-up of the Soviet Union, China and Georgia have won the event four times each. It has also been won by Hungary, Ukraine and Israel (one year when it was boycotted by the Eastern Bloc).

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ResultsEdit

From 1957 to 1974 the Women's Olympiad was a separate event (with except of the 1972 event). Since 1976 it has been held in the same place and at the same time as the open event.

Year Event Host Gold Silver Bronze
1957 1st Women's Chess Olympiad   Emmen, Netherlands   Soviet Union 10½   Romania 10½   East Germany 10
1963 2nd Women's Chess Olympiad   Split, Yugoslavia   Soviet Union 25   Yugoslavia 24½   East Germany 21
1966 3rd Women's Chess Olympiad   Oberhausen, West Germany   Soviet Union 22   Romania 20½   East Germany 17
1969 4th Women's Chess Olympiad   Lublin, Poland   Soviet Union 26   Hungary 20½   Czechoslovakia 19
1972 20th Chess Olympiad   Skopje, Yugoslavia   Soviet Union 11½   Romania 8   Hungary 8
1974 6th Women's Chess Olympiad   Medellín, Colombia   Soviet Union 13½   Romania 13½   Bulgaria 13
1976 22nd Chess Olympiad *   Haifa, Israel   Israel 17   England 11½   Spain 11½
1978 23rd Chess Olympiad   Buenos Aires, Argentina   Soviet Union 16   Hungary 11   West Germany 11
1980 24th Chess Olympiad   Valletta, Malta   Soviet Union 32½   Hungary 32   Poland 26½
1982 25th Chess Olympiad   Lucerne, Switzerland   Soviet Union 33   Romania 30   Hungary 26
1984 26th Chess Olympiad   Thessaloniki, Greece   Soviet Union 32   Bulgaria 27½   Romania 27
1986 27th Chess Olympiad   Dubai, UAE   Soviet Union 33½   Hungary 29   Romania 28
1988 28th Chess Olympiad   Thessaloniki, Greece   Hungary 33   Soviet Union 32½   Yugoslavia 28½
1990 29th Chess Olympiad   Novi Sad, Yugoslavia   Hungary 35   Soviet Union 35   China 29
1992 30th Chess Olympiad   Manila, Philippines   Georgia 30½   Ukraine 29   China 28½
1994 31st Chess Olympiad   Moscow, Russia   Georgia 32   Hungary 31   China 27
1996 32nd Chess Olympiad   Yerevan, Armenia   Georgia 30   China 28½   Russia 28½
1998 33rd Chess Olympiad   Elista, Russia   China 29   Russia 27   Georgia 27
2000 34th Chess Olympiad   Istanbul, Turkey   China 32   Georgia 31   Russia 28½
2002 35th Chess Olympiad   Bled, Slovenia   China 29½   Russia 29½   Poland 28
2004 36th Chess Olympiad   Calvià, Spain   China 31   United States 28   Russia 27½
2006 37th Chess Olympiad   Turin, Italy   Ukraine 29½   Russia 28   China 27½
2008 38th Chess Olympiad   Dresden, Germany   Georgia 18   Ukraine 18   United States 17
2010 39th Chess Olympiad   Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia   Russia 22   China 18   Georgia 16
2012 40th Chess Olympiad   Istanbul, Turkey   Russia 19   China 19   Ukraine 18
2014 41st Chess Olympiad   Tromsø, Norway   Russia 20   China 18   Ukraine 18
2016 42nd Chess Olympiad   Baku, Azerbaijan   China 20   Poland 17   Ukraine 17
2018 43rd Chess Olympiad   Batumi, Georgia   China 18   Ukraine 18   Georgia 17
2020 44th Chess Olympiad   Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
2022 45th Chess Olympiad   Minsk, Belarus

* In 1976 the Soviet Union and other socialist states did not compete for political reasons.

Total team rankingEdit

The table contains the women's teams ranked by the medals won at the Chess Olympiad, not including the unofficial events, ranked by the number of first place medals, ties broken by second-place medals, etc.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Soviet Union112013
2  China64414
3  Georgia4138
4  Russia3339
5  Hungary2529
6  Ukraine1337
7  Israel1001
8  Romania0527
9  Poland0123
10  Bulgaria0112
  United States0112
  Yugoslavia0112
13  England0101
14  East Germany0033
15  Czechoslovakia0011
  Germany0011
  Spain0011
Totals (17 nations)28282884

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