The Nigerian Chess Federation came up with a novel idea to choose an Olympiad team for the upcoming tournament in Dresden. The idea was to involve the entire Nigerian Diaspora in the process by having transcontinental trials (Nigeria, U.S., Europe).
Is this experiment going to pay dividends for Nigeria or is there a way to refine this model given Nigeria’s unique situation. Also note that other nations like India and China have large chess Diasporas. It would be interesting to see if this is something these nations would entertain. As it stands now, most federations have their players travel home to play in the Nationals, but in the day and age of technology anything is possible.