1.1 FIDE is opening a bidding procedure to invite any federation member of FIDE or any organiser approved by the national federation to host the FIDE Chess Olympiad and FIDE Congress 2026 (see the Main Event Regulations, Competition for Players with Disabilities, and FIDE Congress).
1.2 The bid may contain special proposals on financial and commercial conditions. The FIDE Council shall decide whether these conditions are admissible.
1.3 The Bidding Form shall be filled in by an Applicant. A signed copy shall be submitted as e-mail messages to the FIDE Secretariat to firstname.lastname@example.org from 3 March to 31 May 2022 by 23:59 Lausanne time (FIDE has a right to extend this deadline). All the documents shall be submitted in English. Additional documents may be requested by the FIDE General Strategy Commission (GSC) for further evaluation.
1.4 Bid Evaluation Report shall be presented by GSC for approval of FIDE Council.
1.5 Once the Organiser is granted the right to organise the event, a relevant announcement shall be made on the FIDE website.