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. 111 samples or 4.5% 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.
1,704 checks were carried out in competition sports. 63 samples or 3.7% tested positive - the same amount as the previous year.