The Women's Chess Olympiad is an event held by FIDE (the International Chess Federation) since 1957 (every two years since 1972), where national women's teams compete at chess for gold, silver and bronze medals.
The Soviet Union has won it the most often: 11 times. Since the break-up of the Soviet Union, China and Georgia have won the event four times each. It has also been won by Hungary, Ukraine and Israel (one year when it was boycotted by the Eastern Bloc).
From 1957 to 1974 the Women's Olympiad was a separate event. Since 1976 it has been held in the same place and at the same time as the open event.
|1957||1st Women's Chess Olympiad||Emmen, Netherlands||Soviet Union 10½||Romania 10½||East Germany 10|
|1963||2nd Women's Chess Olympiad||Split, Yugoslavia||Soviet Union 25||Yugoslavia 24½||East Germany 21|
|1966||3rd Women's Chess Olympiad||Oberhausen, West Germany||Soviet Union 22||Romania 20½||East Germany 17|
|1969||4th Women's Chess Olympiad||Lublin, Poland||Soviet Union 26||Hungary 20½||Czechoslovakia 19|
|1972||5th Women's Chess Olympiad||Skopje, Yugoslavia||Soviet Union 11½||Romania 8||Hungary 8|
|1974||6th Women's Chess Olympiad||Medellín, Colombia||Soviet Union 13½||Romania 13½||Bulgaria 13|
|1976||22nd Chess Olympiad *||Haifa, Israel||Israel 17||England 11½||Spain 11½|
|1978||23rd Chess Olympiad||Buenos Aires, Argentina||Soviet Union 16||Hungary 11||West Germany 11|
|1980||24th Chess Olympiad||Valletta, Malta||Soviet Union 32½||Hungary 32||Poland 26½|
|1982||25th Chess Olympiad||Lucerne, Switzerland||Soviet Union 33||Romania 30||Hungary 26|
|1984||26th Chess Olympiad||Thessaloniki, Greece||Soviet Union 32||Bulgaria 27½||Romania 27|
|1986||27th Chess Olympiad||Dubai, UAE||Soviet Union 33½||Hungary 29||Romania 28|
|1988||28th Chess Olympiad||Thessaloniki, Greece||Hungary 33||Soviet Union 32½||Yugoslavia 28½|
|1990||29th Chess Olympiad||Novi Sad, Yugoslavia||Hungary 35||Soviet Union 35||China 29|
|1992||30th Chess Olympiad||Manila, Philippines||Georgia 30½||Ukraine 29||China 28½|
|1994||31st Chess Olympiad||Moscow, Russia||Georgia 32||Hungary 31||China 27|
|1996||32nd Chess Olympiad||Yerevan, Armenia||Georgia 30||China 28½||Russia 28½|
|1998||33rd Chess Olympiad||Elista, Russia||China 29||Russia 27||Georgia 27|
|2000||34th Chess Olympiad||Istanbul, Turkey||China 32||Georgia 31||Russia 28½|
|2002||35th Chess Olympiad||Bled, Slovenia||China 29½||Russia 29½||Poland 28|
|2004||36th Chess Olympiad||Calvià, Spain||China 31||United States 28||Russia 27½|
|2006||37th Chess Olympiad||Turin, Italy||Ukraine 29½||Russia 28||China 27½|
|2008||38th Chess Olympiad||Dresden, Germany||Georgia 18||Ukraine 18||United States 17|
|2010||39th Chess Olympiad||Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia||Russia 22||China 18||Georgia 16|
|2012||40th Chess Olympiad||Istanbul, Turkey||Russia 19||China 19||Ukraine 18|
|2014||41st Chess Olympiad||Tromsø, Norway||Russia 20||China 18||Ukraine 18|
|2016||42nd Chess Olympiad||Baku, Azerbaijan|
|2018||43rd Chess Olympiad||Batumi, Georgia|
* In 1976 the USSR and other communist countries did not compete for political reasons.
The table contains the women's teams ranked by the medals won at the Chess Olympiad, not including the unofficial events, ranked by the number of first place medals, ties broken by second-place medals, etc.
|Rank||Country||1st place||2nd place||3rd place||Total|
* Includes the results of East Germany and West Germany.