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Winter Olympics in Sochi are offering
summer temperatures, challenging conditions

Washington Post, by Dave Sheinin

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Posted By:toledo, 2/10/2014 1:55:14 PM

SOCHI, Russia — There are plenty of Olympic Games — precisely half of them, to be exact — during which it would be no big deal to walk a few blocks from the teeming sporting venues and find dozens of locals sunning themselves on the beach, or a man taking a lazy dip in the sea. Those however, are typically of the Summer Olympics. On Monday, that sun-splashed scene occurred on the shores of the Black Sea, a hard slap shot from the gleaming arenas of the 2014 Winter Games, where organizers were finding it challenging to keep the ice from

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: varkdriver, 2/10/2014 2:18:07 PM     (No. 9726874)

Sounds great; I´d rather jump into the Black Sea to scrub up than use the yellow-water ´showers´ in the sad excuse for hotels there. And maybe fewer stray pooches on the beach, too.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pearson365, 2/10/2014 2:20:58 PM     (No. 9726879)

The IOC should add late season ski mountain games such as skiing / boarding across a pond after a slushy downhill run. Olympians would be judged by both distance traveled over water and their form, with those able to hold bottom of board while drinking local beer getting extra points.

Months after the closing ceremonies we will hear rumors of how Putin and friends bought cheap mountain land and sold it for huge multiples to the state. Getting rich through Olympic corruption is why Obama wanted the summer games for Chicago.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 2/10/2014 2:58:50 PM     (No. 9726918)

The ideal vehicle with which to peddle global warming propaganda - even the Winter Olympics are in danger of extinction.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: stablemoney, 2/10/2014 3:11:55 PM     (No. 9726947)

The liberal press is insistent on ruining these olympics. Nothing is to petty to complain of, or put down, being the elite snobs they are. As guests, they are a boorish, arrogant, undesirable sort, and should be kicked out, but don´t send them back here.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 2/10/2014 5:03:12 PM     (No. 9727120)

If they wanted cold weather, they should´ve held the damn games in Michigan...

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