Paul Lewis of the New Zealand Herald says most people believe Ian Thorpe is "cleaner than clean" and adds:
"Whatever happens, Thorpe's reputation has been damaged and he is making noises about a legal suit against the leaker, should he or she be discovered.
And so we come to the inevitable conclusion: there are no winners from this, only losers.
I cannot watch a Tour de France without the belief that most of the field are on drugs. There is no doubt some swimmers are. But Thorpe? Surely not.
To his credit, Thorpe has said he doesn't believe FINA was out to get him."