International Federation PresidentsThe President of the World Bridge Federation, Gianarrigo Rona (pictured second from left), attended a Press conference staged by SportAccord in Beijing, at which the World Mind Games were presented to the media. Also pictured are José Damiani, WBF President Emeritus (left) and the President of SportAccord (centre)

It was announced that a number of television companies would be covering the Games. In addition  information will also be published on Internet through the official website at and the official Facebook page at as well as through the International Federations’ own websites. It is anticipated that the Games will reach a very large audience – expected to be around 300 million people - through these mediums.

The Presidents of the International Federations of Bridge, Chess, Draughts, Go and Xiangqi together with the Sports Ambassadors from each discipline were presented to the media. These included the WBF President, Gianarrigo Rona and the two Ambassadors for Bridge, Fulvio Fantoni and Wang Wenfei.