Ilyumzhinov: "Chess can become an Olympic sport in 2018"

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov told the radio station ‘Sport FM’ that he hoped to see chess among Olympic sports in the near future.

"At IOC conference, when chess was included into Olympics movement, we immediately signed an agreement with WADA, and carry out drug testing before tournaments. We do not have any problems about doping," said the President of FIDE.

"Therefore, if we talk about the prospects of chess, we hope to see them at the Winter Olympics in 2018" - summed up Ilyumzhinov.