IOC, WADA view Musseuw's confession positively

Representatives of both the IOC and WADA viewed Johan Musseuw's recent doping confession in a...

Representatives of both the IOC and WADA viewed Johan Musseuw's recent doping confession in a positive light.

WADA chief Dick Pound called Musseuw's admission of doping at the end of his career a wise thing to do. "It is pretty standard," Pound told the Associated Press. "They deny, deny, deny. But look at the good thing. Here is somebody who is a national figure, an international figure. And finally for whatever reason, he says, 'You know, I did take it.' It is helpful to come out and say for people to understand there really is a problem. You just cannot take a denial at face value."

IOC president Jacques Rogge had a similar reaction. "If he admits, that is an intelligent thing to do and definitely that is a wise thing that he has done," he said to the Associated Press.

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