Winter Games update: Are warm temperatures turning Sochi into slush?
Thursday, February 13, 2014, 7:55 PM -
Mountain temperatures climbed into the double digits in Sochi on Wednesday, causing some to gripe about slushy conditions on the slopes.
American skier Billy Demong told media that he felt like he was "skiing on a layer of fur" during Wednesday's Nordic Combined competition.
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There have been plenty of complaints on social media as well:
Feels like the Summer Olympics here today. Outside in short-sleeve T-shirt at sliding track. #Sochislush— Tom Withers (@twithersAP) February 12, 2014
Argh it's the WINTER olympics not the Spring thaw olympics #sochislush— Richie Lewis (@RichieWeed) February 11, 2014
Friday isn't looking much better, with a daytime high of 15°C in the forecast.
But the weather doesn't appear to be having an impact on Team Canada. As of Thursday at 8 p.m. EST , Canada is sitting in second place -- three gold medals behind Germany.