The head of FIDE: "Chess players do not use doping"

The International Chess Federation carries out serious work on anti-doping, said the president of FIDE Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.

"FIDE celebrated its 92th anniversary on July 20. Chess is the only sport that was recognized by UNESCO. Thank God, we did not have any doping scandal, because we work with national federations and conduct lectures on what is considered doping, keeping an eye on the competitions", said Ilyumzhinov.

"We have our own special committee and are working very closely with WADA by participating in all of its committees, thus, there is no doping in chess. Chess players do not use doping – neither at Championships nor at Chess Olympiads," added the head of FIDE.