On Monday, an independent commission led by Canadian law professor Richard McLaren presented a report, accusing Russia of having run a state-sponsored doping program. Former director of Moscow anti-doping laboratory Grigory Rodchenkov served as the main and only source for the report. WADA then called on the IOC o consider declining entries from all athletes submitted by the Russian Olympic and Paralympic committees for the upcoming Olympic Games.
"I believe that this investigation and the report are politicized and unjust. WADA report is based on the testimony of one person. Rodchenkov is an untrustworthy person as he fled and betrayed his country. His words should not be a dogma for such creditable organization as WADA," Hakobyan said.
On Tuesday, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said that four Russian sports officials named in the WADA report claiming state-sanctioned doping have been temporarily suspended from their duties. Mutko said also that WADA informant was not trustworthy, stressing that a criminal case was opened against him in Russia.