Fighting spirit in unexpected form erupted briefly in the playing hall - veteran journalist and Australian grandmaster Ian Rogers reported that a scuffle broke out that was apparently linked to a serious disagreement related to FIDE politics, but order was quickly restored.
But thanks to GM Rogers, we at least get to know the names of the protagonists.
Physical confrontation at start of Tromso Chess Olympiad. Fancy, PNG, wins on points over Kenmure, PLW, but then threatened with expulsion.
— Ian Rogers (@GMIanRogers) August 2, 2014
Kenmure is of course none other than Aussie chess personality Jamie Kenmure who is in Tromsø acting as captain of the men's team from Palau.
The only question is: what exactly about FIDE politics were they arguing about?