Tuesday, November 28, 2006


The way to get a sport taken seriously is to ... administer drug tests?
Chess's world governing body will introduce dope testing at the Asian Games this week, although the sport's top official in Doha said he had no idea how drugs could enhance chess performance.

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Drug testing is the latest move by the World Chess Federation (FIDE) to raise international standards in the hope of making chess an Olympic sport in the future.
Russian chess grandmaster Anatoly Karpov's opinion on the doping non-scandal:
There is need for a legal piece of proof. In fact nobody knows what a doping could be in chess. The main doping in chess is an opportunity to get access to a computer during the game. This real kind of doping should be monitored and prevented.
Zero tolerance. Expel the geeks!


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