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Warm enough for Summer Games in Sochi

As the 2014 Winter Olympics continue on in Sochi, Russia, we reached a moment of perplexity this week when this AP news piece came out:

Temperatures in Sochi, Russia, during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, are apparently so warm that snow is melting, athletes are getting sunburned, and that it gives it all a feeling of summer games…

The AP Press wire states:

With temperatures rising on the Black Sea coast, the Sochi Olympics are starting to feel more like the Summer Games.

On Monday, these Sub-Tropical Olympics really started to heat up with temperatures soaring to 16 degrees C (61 degrees F). That led to skiers in the mountains above Sochi putting snow in their racing suits to cool down, and left ski jumpers landing in puddles.

“I’m trying to hide from the sun here because I feel like I’m getting red,” said Chemmy Alcott, a British skier who competed in the super-combined race.

The weather could get even warmer by the end of the week. Organizers said the temperature could reach 17 C (63 F) on Thursday.

With this surreal conditions, Athletes are starting to Read more