The International Chess Federation (FIDE) is canvassing its members over the possibility of holding the 1976 chess Olympiad in Israel. The Israeli Chess Federation has agreed to host the tournament and pay the participants’ expenses, it was learned here. Sweden, which was first on the list of possible host countries, agreed to organize the games but would not pay the expenses. The Swedish Federation said, however, that it would participate in the tournament if it is held in Israel, Iran, the only other Middle East country on the list, has refused to organize the games.
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