Picture above is Zimbabwe taking on Botswana (neighboring countries). This match was won convincingly by Zimbabwe in a 4-0 drubbing. Zimbabwe ended up with 24Ĺ while Botswana scored 24. Russia, led by GMs Garry Kasparov and Vladimir Kramnik, won the Gold with 38Ĺ. Zimbabwe was led by IM Kudzunai Mamombeon Board 1 and has since produced a young star in IM Robert Gwaze, former African Junior Champion. Botswana also has a young star, Ignatius Njobvu, shown in this picture playing Board 3 for the Botswana side.
Olympic Photo Gallery
IM Jesus Hernandez-Ruiz of Cuba (L) captains the Seychelles women's team.
The Ugandan men's team
Members of the Mozambican men's team with the President of the Mozambican Chess Federation, Lucinda Cruz.
The Angolan women's team flanking IM Manuel Mateus (captain).