The Belgian Bodybuilding Championships was cancelled on the day of the contest. Why? Drug testing doctors showed up, and the competitors fled the show.
The contest had been moved to the Netherlands, in an attempt by the NABBA (allegedly) to avoid the wrath of domestic drug checkers. But as the 20 competitors arrived at the weigh-in, so did the Belgian drug testers.
The 300 contest spectators who had purchased tickets for this event were shocked by the turn of events. Dr Hans Cooman, one of drug testers, commented,
“From the moment they knew that there was anti-doping control, they just went away.”
Every last competitor fled the scene. All 20.
Renee Sleecks, head of NABBA in Belgium, refused to comment!