Warm Weather at the 2014 Winter Games

Spectators, athletes and journalists have been surprised by the balmy weather at Sochi, as some days the temperatures have reached 60 F.

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US Elizabeth Stephen competes in the Women's Cross-Country Skiing 30km Mass Start Free Flower Ceremony at the Laura Cross-Country Ski and Biathlon Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 22, 2014, in Rosa Khutor, near Sochi. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU (Photo credit should read PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images)
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SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 22: A volunteer watches the Snowboard Men's and Ladies' Parallel Slalom 1/8 Finals on day 15 of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 22, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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A general view of fans enjoying the warm weather at the Olympic Park during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 15, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. Click to see more.
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A general view of fans enjoying the warm weather at the Olympic Park during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 15, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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A shirtless volunteer takes a picture during the Alpine Skiing Women's Super-G on day 8 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center on February 15, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Two women enjoy the warm weather at a beach on the Black Sea near the Olympic Park. Competitors and visitors are enjoying warm temperatures, strolling in sun-glasses and T-shirts, in scenes more resembling a summer holiday than a Winter Olympics. Temperatures reached 65 degrees Fahrenheit at the coastal venues.
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Russian supporters enjoy the warm weather in the Olympic park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 15, 2014.
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People enjoy the warm weather near the Bolshoy Ice Dome in the Olympic park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 15, 2014.
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Olympic volunteers enjoy the warm wheather at a beach on the Black Sea near the Olympic Park in Sochi on February 14, 2014. Competitors and visitors are enjoying warm temperatures, strolling in sun-glasses and T-shirts, in scenes more resembling a summer holiday than a Winter Olympics.
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A shirtless man watches two athletes skiing, prior to the women's 10K classical-style cross-country race at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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Workers smile as they prepare the ice at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. The warm temperatures at the Sochi Winter Olympics are forecast to get even warmer Friday. Not a single Olympic site is expected to even approach freezing at any point during the day, and the sun is likely to shine.
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A worker removes pebbles at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. The warm temperatures at the Sochi Winter Olympics are forecast to get even warmer Friday.
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A worker prepares the ice at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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Members of the Canadian women's ice hockey team warm up outside before their game against the United States during the 2014 Winter Olympics women's ice hockey tournament at Shayba Arena, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
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Volunteer Sergey Gakh wrings out his t-shirt after sunbathing near the Alpine ski finish area after men's downhill combined training finished at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.
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A shirtless spectator watches Sweden's Charlotte Kalla compete during the women's 10K classical-style cross-country race at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Kalla won the silver medal.
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Spectators, athletes and journalists have been surprised by the balmy weather at Sochi, as some days the temperatures have reached 60 F. Canadian fans cheer — shirtless — during the men's ski slopestyle qualifying Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. Click to see more.
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Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk competes to win gold in the Women's Cross-Country Skiing 10km Classic at the Laura Cross-Country and Biathlon Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics February 13, 2014 in Rosa Khutor near Sochi.
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Sophie Caldwell of the United States skis with a sleeveless top as temperatures go well over the freezing point during the women's 10K classical-style cross-country race at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014.
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Volunteers from left, Vladimir Malakhov, Elena Ripenko, and Aleksandra Zhuk, lay out on the lawn under the Olympic cauldron at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Temperatures are predicted near 60 degrees Fahrenheit in Sochi on Wednesday.
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Construction workers get dressed after taking a swim in the Black Sea as the Fisht Olympic Stadium stands in the background at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Temperatures were predicted near 60 degrees Fahrenheit in Sochi on Wednesday.
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Women lay in the sun outside the Swiss House at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Temperatures are predicted near 60 degrees Fahrenheit in Sochi on Wednesday.
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A man enjoys the warm weather in the Olympic Park in Sochi during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 13, 2014. The organizers of the Sochi Winter Olympics today played down concerns that spring-like temperatures could harm the Games, saying every event was on schedule and a strong contingency plan was in place.
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A woman enjoys the warm weather in the Olympic Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 13, 2014.
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A young boy enjoys the warm weather in the Olympic Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 13, 2014.
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People enjoy the warm weather in the Olympic Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 13, 2014. The organizers of the Sochi Winter Olympics today played down concerns that spring-like temperatures could harm the Games, saying every event was on schedule and a strong contingency plan was in place.
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A volunteer enjoys the warming sun as temperatures went over the freezing point beside a writing reading 'Sochi 2014 - Hot. Cool.Yours' prior to the women's 10K classical-style cross-country race at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014.
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