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‘Include chess in Olympics’

Alexander Zhukov, the new chairman of Russia’s Olympic committee said that he’ll push to add chess to the Olympic program.

other Updated: May 21, 2010 00:38 IST

Alexander Zhukov, the new chairman of Russia’s Olympic committee said that he’ll push to add chess to the Olympic program.

“The International Olympic Committee doesn't want to add chess to the program, but we will insist on that,” he said. Zhukov, a longtime Cabinet member argued that chess deserves inclusion because of its global popularity.