The Belgian bodybuilding championship had to be cancelled after anti-doping officials showed up and all the competitors fled.[Previous TGIS]
"I have never seen anything like it and hope never to see anything like it again," said anti-doping official Hans Cooman. He said some bodybuilders just grabbed all their gear and ran off when he came into the room. Twenty bodybuilders were entered in the weekend competition.
"The sport has a history of doping and this incident didn't do its reputation any good," Cooman said.
Belgium's bodybuilding federation did not dispute the facts but said it could not explain why the competitors had suddenly rushed off.
22 May 2009
TGIS: Thank God It's Schadenfreude! (220)
This week's joy in the misfortune of others comes courtesy of The Canadian Press (from Monday, May 18; link good at time of posting):