The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has urged Lance Armstrong to make a "full confession under oath" following his doping admission to Oprah Winfrey.
The WADA said it was "interested" to listen to his confession, but reiterated that it has made "no difference" to his status as a life-time banned athlete under the World Anti-Doping Code.
If Mr. Armstrong truly wants to make amends for his doping past, then he needs to make a full confession under oath to the relevant anti-doping authorities.
He must make a sworn statement that reveals the full truth and contains information that will assist the fight against doping in sport.
Lance Armstrong cannot expect to be redeemed after his brief TV confession. Names must be named.
Tyler Hamilton, a former team-mate of Lance Armstrong who implicated him in the doping scandal, has told ITV News, "I'm proud of him".
The self-flagellation makes for gripping television but it does not really amount to much in the long run.