RIP. CM Kurt Meier at the Olympiad in Tromso (photo from thechessdrum.net)
In regards to the chess, the Australians had a great final round, drawing 2-2 with Germany in the Open, while the Women beat Malaysia 4-0. The Open team finished on 14 points, in a tie for 24th (31st on countback) & got them second in Group B. The Women finished on 13 points, in a tie for 27th place (32nd on countback) which put them in 8th place in Group B.
Overall, the final placing for the Open division were China 1st, Hungary 2nd & India 3rd, while in the Womens Russia were 1st, China 2nd & Ukraine 3rd.
I have an early morning flight out of Tromso & am basically commuting for the following 30 or so hours, so am not sure exactly when I will get around to doing a full Day 18 post, as well as a review of the Olympiad as whole, but they will appear here eventually!