Drug Testing Comes to Competitive Chess
JOHN YDSTIE, host:
Good morning. I'm John Ydstie.
The latest target of doping tests - chess players. Next month the Asian Games will see the debut of chess as a featured sport and drug testing for its competitors. The World Chess Federation hopes that by raising international standards chess will someday be an Olympic sport. The top official in the chess world admits he isn't sure how drugs might enhance a player's performance, but hey, what's an Olympic sport without drug testing.
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