I know we're still a month away, but I'm really looking forward to the Chess Olympiad this year, particularly with our own YouKnowWho playing for Lithuania. Here's a link to the main page.
And here's a link to the teams and player lists.
Go check out Russia's team, all 5 players are above 2736. Geez.
The event runs from 8/27 through 9/10 and consists of 11 rounds of play. Can't wait for it to start.
***Mods, I misspelled Istanbul in the thread title. Could one of y'all change that and delete this text?***