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Surge in doping use at Belgian fitness centres

The dailies De Morgen and Het Nieuwsblad report that in tests conducted among sportsmen and women who attend fitness centres one in three proved to be positive.

Each sportsman who tested positive on average also had traces of  three different hormones in his or her body.

In all Flemish community inspectors conducted 2,447 tests among sportsmen and women.

Some 111 samples or 4.5 percent displayed traces of doping use.

The number of positive test results is up 26 in all, but this is entirely due to use of doping at the gym or fitness centres.


Flandersnews.be / Expatica