Because it's not a physical sport. Chess is included in the "Mind Olympiad" and the "Chess Olympiad".
no chess is not an olympic sport *EDIT* However there is a "Mind Olympiad" (games like Rubiks Cube and other Brain Teasers) of which chess is included. There is also a "Chess Olympiad".
No, but it is recognised as an olympic sport. The IOC acknowledges chess, so it could theoretically be allowed in to the olympics in the future, but it does not currently feature.
Yes. Chess is actually considered a sport by the International Olympics Committee. Although, a lot of people would disagree with this, because a sport is required to be physical by definition.In the report added to Related Links, you can find a transcription of the IOC where they didn't admint Chess in the Olympic Programme, but clearly recognize it as sport:"The Executive Board decided not to admit the following sports, which had made a request for inclusion into the Olympic Programme of the Games of the Olympiad: (...) Chess (FIDE)"
This is a very arguable question. Chess can always be considered a hobby, because it's an elected pastime that can be played often, and enjoyably. Although, a lot of people would say chess is not a sport, it actually is considered as a sport by the International Olympic Committee. Some people would disagree with this, as sports are normally required to be physical and entertaining by definition.
Chess has never been played at an olympics. Nevertheless, it is an official sport recognised by the International Olympic Committee. This means that it could be added to the olympic program at any time if the committee wishes. Other examples of sports that are recognised while not being in the olympics are water skiing, karate, and bowling.
The most popular sport in armenia is split between football and boxing, although Chess is the most popular 'sport' there but it depends whether you count chess as a sport?
Chess boxing is an unusual sport because chess & boxing are totally different 'sports'. Chess is a 'sport' of the mind, and is very calm (except when you or your opponent, whichever loses, is a bad loser!). Boxing is a 'sport' of strength, and is deffinately NOT a calm 'sport'.
Yes it was a Olympic game .
No it is not an Olympic sport.
Chess comes from India.