Slideshow posted in National/World | Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Too warm for winter?
With an average February temperature in the high 40s to low 50s Fahrenheit, Sochi has the warmest climate of any Winter Games location. Among Russians, the coastal town is best known as a summer getaway (it even has streets lined with palm trees!). While the nearby Krasnaya Polyana ski resort does offer a snowy backdrop, it seems like the athletes will be getting a warm welcome -- quite literally.(AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)