Sochi won't affect F1

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Sochi 2014 president Dmitry Chernyshenko has moved to alleviate fears that Sochi's Formula One preparations will affect Olympic planning. Russian Grand Prix organisers plan to utilise facilities developed for the Games and the Sochi 2014 chief has outlined the symmetry that runs between the events.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) retains the right to postpone the race for a year if it believes the Games are at risk. However, speaking at the SportAccord Convention in London in early April 2011, Chernyshenko outlined F1 preparations are well on track. He added: " It was decided the IOC will review the final feasibility study during Mays executive project review and they will see the real construction design document to realise the overlapping with the Olympic infrastructure. It is a great project in terms of creating the additional legacy and to grant the Olympic Park more post–Games activities.

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