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Bob Armstrong
 2008-12-03 10:20
The recent Olympiad Ivanchuk issue of him refusing the doping test, really puts the cat among the chickens. How strongly does FIDE really feel about its anti-doping regime? Do they still believe having it increases their chances of one day getting chess to be an olympic sport?

One issue I was wondering about is what drugs the testing says are " performance enhancing " when it comes to chess? Where do you find the list of banned substances.

If cafeine is one, does this limit the number of cups of coffee a player can take in during a game? Or the number of Cokes they can drink ( I believe it is high in cafeine too, as is Mountain Dew in the USA, I believe ).


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