Russia gets to hold the chess WORLD cup despite dopingdom

The forthcoming WORLD cup in hurtigskak and lynskak to be conducted in Moscow between christmas and new year. It will have no significance for the holding of

Russia gets to hold the chess WORLD cup despite dopingdom

The forthcoming WORLD cup in hurtigskak and lynskak to be conducted in Moscow between christmas and new year.

It will have no significance for the holding of the forthcoming WORLD cup in hurtigskak and lynskak, Russia on Monday was ruled out of The world anti-doping agency (Wada) and were forbidden to hold major championships in the next four years.

Between christmas and the new year will the WORLD cup in hurtigskak and lynskak which is scheduled to be held in Moscow.

It confirms David Llada, who are market - and the head of communications in The International Chess (Fide) the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten.

It is also planned that Russia must continue to hold two other international skakturneringer in 2020.

- the Contracts for all tournaments are posted under. But it is also impossible to move them to other locations with in such short notice, so the tournaments fall under the exceptions, as Wada has admitted, he writes in an e-mail.

Chess is also governed by the Wadas antidopingreglement.

In Monday's Wada-judgment, it appears also that the Russian athletes will be banned from international championships, unless they demonstrably are clean athletes. Fide expect that all the Russian chess players continue to compete.

- No chess players are ever - neither the russians or the other - tested positive for doping, so we are sure that there will be taken into account skaksportens special status and clean dopinghistorik.

- Wada has stressed that the agency will protect the clean athletes, so we expect no negative consequences for the Russian players, writes David Llada.

the WORLD cup in hurtigskak and lynskak should be held in Saudi Arabia, but was moved to Russia after massive protests against Saudi Arabia's views on women's rights.

In march, Russia must be the host for the tournament, where there must be a challenger for Magnus Carlsen in the battle to be the world champion in chess. Furthermore, Russia chess OLYMPICS this summer.

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Updated Date: 10 December 2019, 09:00

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