BELGIUM (NBC/EBU) - A doping scandal has emerged in the world of pigeon racing.
Reports in Belgian media indicate people have been giving racing pigeons cocaine, painkillers and other drugs in an effort to gain a competitive edge.
Samples from 20 birds sent to a lab in South Africa showed six birds tested positive for numerous drugs.
Pigeon racing is a highly lucrative sport.
Earlier this year, a Chinese businessman bought a top-racing pigeon named Bolt, after Olympic champion and Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, for more than $400,000.
This reportedly isn't the first doping scandal for pigeon racing.