SOCHI – Temperatures at the Winter Olympics hit a relatively warm 64 degrees Saturday.
The unseasonably warm weather at the Rosa Khutor mountain resort is a delight for fans but a concern for athletes.
One Slovakian athlete says it’s too hot to compete.
Tomas Hasilla a bi-athlete from Slovakia said “We race at night, late, at 6 or 8 p.m., so it’s good. Only these athletes, cross-country skiing, their races are in the middle of the day, so they have problems with warmth.”
The mild temperatures have left many competitors complaining about poor snow conditions, and the number of tumbles across events appeared to back them up.
But fans seem to enjoy the warmth. Many people were seen sunbathing outside the Austria team house today.
In the coming days temperatures are expected to drop slightly and rainfall is possible.
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