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.