Magnus Carlsen to take doping test

Magnus Carlsen to take doping test

PanARMENIAN.Net - World #1 chess player Magnus Carlsen will participate in FIDE'S pilot project on doping test, chess-news.ru reported.

"There’s not much point in drug testing in chess, I must admit," the player said.

The reason behind FIDE's initiative is as follows: the organization wants to be considered as an Olympic sport by the IOC in the future, with anti-doping program set as a prerequisite.

"It's inconceivable for me to take any kind of dope. I also trust my opponents. Besides, it ruins human body,” Carlsen said.

He further noted misleading as a greater problem in chess.

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