Updated: 18/02/2014 16:30 | By Francis Whittaker
Sunshine and fog: the weather at Sochi 2014

Warm conditions at the Winter Olympics



Warm conditions at the Winter Olympics (© Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • Gus Kenworthy (© Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
  • Sunbathing sports fans (© David Goldman/AP Photo)
  • Warmest Winter Games ever (© Carlos Barria/Reuters)
  • Skiers cut off sleeves (© Mattias Schrader/AP Photo)
  • Yoshito Watabe (© Mattias Schrader/AP Photo)
  • Charlotte Kalla (© Matthias Schrader/AP Photo)
  • Beachside sunbathing by the Coastal Cluster (© Matt Dunham/AP Photo)
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Up until the city was awarded the Games in 2007, few would have considered Sochi as an obvious choice for host of the Winter Olympics. The Black Sea resort has a humid, subtropical climate and average February temperatures that are well above freezing (10 degrees Celsius, or 50 degrees Fahrenheit).

As such, there have been plenty of decidedly un-winter-like, sunny scenes throughout the Games, as well as a spell of fog which led to postponements earlier this week. Click or swipe for more pictures of the weather in Sochi during the Games.

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