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.