General view taken on February 4, 2014 showing the Mountain Olympic Village at the Rosa Khutor Alpine centre prior to the start of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. (AFP Photo / Fabrice Coffrini)

February 12, 2014

Hot and cool: Sochi visitors enjoy seaside relaxation in between skiing and skating competitions

Sochi has treated visitors to the Winter Games with temperatures unusually warm even for Russia’s southern sea resort (up to +18 Celsius, or +64 Fahrenheit), allowing visitors and athletes to get a suntan and swim at the foot of the snow-capped Roza Khutor slopes, which are hosting skiing and snowboarding events.

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