Kozak said during a visit to the inaugural Winter Youth Olympics in Innsbruck that the venues in question are almost ready and that only formalities were causing the delays.
"They are not major delays," he said through a translator. "All in all, there are 400 venues that have to be constructed and 70 of them isn’t such a huge delay. Basically, all these venues are built. The delays are related to some paperwork.
"In the end, I think we’ll finish everything in time. Speaking about the infrastructure, we don’t have any concern whatsoever. My main concern is the success of our Russian sportsmen. It’s going to be a huge regret if our own sportsmen don’t perform to their best."