On June 9, 2006, Armstrong sent an eight-page letter to Jacques Rogge , president of the International Olympic Committee , demanding that action be taken against Pound. He wrote that Pound was guilty of “reprehensible and indefensible” behaviour and "must be suspended or expelled from the Olympic movement". In February 2007, the IOC ethics committee recommended that Pound exercise greater prudence in his public pronouncements. It declined to move toward removing Pound as an IOC member, and found it had no jurisdiction over WADA. In response, Pound said he was accountable to WADA, not to the IOC. 
Bowman’s dance around the doping issue isn’t unusual. Unless it is ranting about the East German programs of the 1970s and 1980s, or sniping about the sudden success of some Chinese swimmers in the 1990s, banned substances are rarely a topic at the forefront of . swimming. Instead, the sport has spent much of this decade celebrating its coming of age in both training and technology, not to mention hailing the arrival of Phelps – an almost messianic figure who will likely become in Bejing the most decorated athlete in the history of all Olympians.