World Mind Sport Games (Olympic Games for Mind Sports)

added 16/10/2008: Belgian team made 2 out of 7 (1 "bye" and a victory upon Portugal) 

added 14/10/2008: today, an interview of Renaud Braye, whose special opening attracted the attention of Ranka !

added 10/10/2008: find the last breakiing news here, plus many interviews from players of various countries (very interesting):

The World Mind Sport Games has started on 4th of October in Beijin (China). These event has been created to launch for the 1st time in history a sort of paralel Olympic Games for the intellectual games. Five games are represented: bridge, occidental chess, drought, xiangshi (chinese chess) and...yes of course...go ! More than 140 countries have sent delegation.
Here is a general presentation of this event:

Belgian go is represented by a delegation of 5 players, 4 playing in the "men competition" : Thomas Connor, 3-d, Benjamin Gigot, 1-d, Renaud Braye, 1-k and Michael Meeschaert, 1-k
and Kristof Bossee, 1-k, playing the "individual open" as our "official number 1 representative".  The 5 will also play the team competition.

Find the (their) results here:
(the 4 made all 2 out of 6 and Kristof 3/7, that means, no medal for this Olympiads ! 

Kristof holds a blog: