Post Profile

Boycott of world chess championship 'would hurt women in Iran'

Leading player urges contenders to look beyond hijab law, to the boost contest would give women’s sport in country One of Iran’s most respected chess players has hit back at calls to boycott next year’s women’s world championship in Tehran over rules about the wearing of the hijab. A number of chess players, including the US women’s champion, Nazí Paikidze, have called for a boycott of the February 2017 games over concerns that they will have to comply with the Islamic republic’s compulsory headscarf law.
read more


Related Posts

Female Chess Players Are Furious About Having to Wear Hijabs at the World Championship in Iran

Lifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

The world championship tournament is in Iran, where women are required to wear hijabs.

Female Chess Champions Must Wear Hijab in Iran

US Politics / Liberal : Drudge Retort Weblog

Some of the world's top female chess players are upset that the next world championship will be held in Iran, where players are expected to wear head scarves. The US women's champion, Nazi Paikidze-Barnes, will not be taking part in...

Women competitors must wear hijabs at chess world championship, oddly awarded to Iran

Humor / odd : Boing Boing

If you thought soccer's world cup being awarded to baking-hot Qatar marked the zenith of sporting corruption, give FIDE a chance: the international chess federation's forthcoming world championship is headed to Iran, and women playe...

Female Chess Players Will Have to Wear Hijabs to Compete in Next Year’s World Championships

Religion / Atheism : Friendly Atheist

Apparently, even at a tournament for the best female chess players in the world, they'll be forced to cover up their heads to follow the dictates of Islamic extremism. That's because FIDE’s Commission for Women’s Chess chose Iran to...

Female Chess Players Outraged by Iran's Hijab Requirement

News / International Affairs : World from Newser

The US women's chess champion won't be competing in the Women's World Chess Championship February in Iran over that country's law that makes it mandatory for women—including foreign chess players—to wear hijabs, CNN reports. Nazi Pa...


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC