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Attempt to block Games construction in Sochi fails

Updated: March 21, 2007, 3:58 PM ET
Associated Press

MOSCOW -- Environmentalists lost a bid Wednesday to block construction of sports facilities in Sochi if the Black Sea resort gets the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Russia's supreme court rejected Greenpeace's contention that Olympic-related projects would cause major ecological harm to the region.

Sochi's infrastructure and sports facilities are less developed than the other two finalists for the games -- Salzburg, Austria, and Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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