Steroid testing paranoia has reached a fever pitch in Belgium, where the mere sight of doping officials at a bodybuilding meet caused competitors to flee and eventually forced the event to be cancelled. Thanks to OC for the heads-up. From the monolith:
A doping official says bodybuilders just grabbed their gear and ran off when he came into the room.
“I have never seen anything like it and hope never to see anything like it again,” doping official Hans Cooman said Monday.
During testing of bodybuilding events last year, doping authorities of northern Belgium’s Flanders region found that three-quarters of the competitors tested positive.
This begs another question: if everyone’s using, and everyone’s testing, why not just go clean? Forget about the merits of “not cheating” or whatever those prissy traditionalists are calling it now. If you didn’t use steroids, your competition has just been quartered. That’s a lot of logic for those Belgians, though. Though it doesn’t explain why anyone would pass on that delicious Belgian chocolate. Mmmm, chocolate.