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It's more like the spring Olympics in Sochi

Posted by Dan Egan  February 15, 2014 10:14 AM

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Sochi, Russia is known as a summer resort. Many wondered what the weather would be like in this part of Russia for the Winter Olympics, and last year at the test events it was warm, but not as warm as it has been this week.

Here at the 2014 Olympics, it's more like spring weather with temperatures up as high as 60 degrees, and it is affecting the snow quite a bit. The men's mogul course was a sea of slush, and the landings on the jumps had big holes punched into the soft snow.

In the men's super combined event, Olympic organizers started the downhill portion of the competition an hour earlier hoping the snow would stay firm for the event. It didn't. The halfpipe had ruts and bumps in it, and snowboarder Danny Davis called it the worst pipe he has seen in nearly a decade.

In the video above, Doug Charko, who is the meteorologist for Team Canada, gave us some insight on the conditions and what we can expect heading into next week.

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