November 8, 2012 - 18:05 AMT
Magnus Carlsen to take doping test

World #1 chess player Magnus Carlsen will participate in FIDE'S pilot project on doping test, 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.