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FUN IN THE SUN
Fans hit the beach as Sochi turns up the heat on the Winter Olympics
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 10:55 AM EST
Forget the parkas and stocking hats. Sunscreen and shades are the must-have items at the Sochi "Winter" Games.
Forecasts call for the warm temperatures to remain for the next couple of days.
Organizers say they're getting exactly what they expected from Sochi's subtropical climate. Sure, it is making life difficult for the skiers and snowboarders slushing through their runs on the mountain. But for thousands of fans and workers in this resort town, the warmth has been a welcome getaway from harsh winters elsewhere.