Warm conditions at the Winter Olympics
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.