Since Karpov Team have sued Kirsan Team at the Court of Arbitration for Sport and its was reported that the Court would be in session from 15 to 16 September 2010, but looking at the site and all related sites linking to Karpov , sifu have yet to find the decisions delivered, so maybe the decisions be announced tomorrow or at the FIDE Congress is yet to be seen.
Chapter 14 - Final Settlement of Disputes at the Court of Arbitration for Sport14.1.
Notwithstanding any provisions to the contrary in this Statute, FIDE hereby subscribes to the final settlement of any dispute directly or indirectly related to chess in its whole or partial practice, be it commercial or relating to the practice and development of chess or a dispute following a decision by FIDE, to be sent to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne without recourse to any other court or tribunal, as earlier subscribed to by FIDE on 11 October 1995.
For all practical purposes, the practice of the game of chess in all its ramifications is fully recognized as sport by the International Olympic Committee at the IOC session in Seoul, Korea in June 1999 and therefore any form of practice of the game of chess and any decision thereon by FIDE or any form of activity relating thereto either directly or indirectly falls within the definition of sport.
The settlement of all disputes under Article 14.1 above shall be applicable to acts performed by :
1. FIDE as an Organisation
2. FIDE Office bearers
3. Member Federations, their clubs and individual players
5. Any person or body with whom FIDE has entered into any form of contractual arrangement either directly or indirectly related to Chess
The Decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport shall be final and binding on the parties.
Let it settle by the FIDE Congress at the elections, why the need to sue if Karpov team claims that it got enough votes to upset Kirsan...so be a man and proved it once and for all. Actually all these points to Russian politics spillover from Moscow...its a battle between Russians and you can read all these political battle becoming a sports FIDE battle....and after this battle lets stop this politicking and move on for good of chess. But the first main duty is to get Chess as an Olympics sports event, then in all other sports events like Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, Pacific Games, African Games and all sports games and not just Chess Olympiad...