Cyclist Lance Armstrong has confessed that he did in fact use performance-enhancing drugs to win his seven tour de france titles.
Speaking to ITV Daybreak, Michele Verroken from Sporting Integrity, said that his confession could have been a case of 'sharing the guilt'.
She added that the focus should be on those athletes who have continued to compete clean.
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.