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Bridge in the World Mind Sports Games

The 2008 World Bridge Games (the new name of the world-level contests formerly known as the Olympiad) are underway in Beijing, China, as part of the 1st World Mind Sports Games.

The IMSA, the International Mind Sports Association, is organizing the contests which run Oct. 3-18. Bridge is one of the four mind sports comprising IMSA; the other three are Chess, Draughts and Go. In the inaugural Mind Sports Games in Beijing, Chinese Chess (Xiangqi) has also been invited to participate.

The official IMSA web site for the 1st World Mind Sports Games in Beijing is www.2008wmsg.org. Bridge enthusiasts may also get updates and results from the World Bridge Federation web site at www.worldbridge.org.