Coverage of Winter Olympics Sochi 2014

25 cities you won't believe are colder than Sochi - Presented by Carnival Cruise Lines

In this Feb. 19, 2011 file photo, a South Korean father pulls his son on a sled in front of a sign promoting the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, east of Seoul, South Korea. The people of Pyeongchang can confidently promise two things when they host the Olympics: it'll be cold, and there'll be no concerns about snow. While a warm spell has created challenging conditions for the skiers and snowboarders competing in the mountains above Sochi at the 2014 edition, there's been heavy dumps of snow in the region that will host the next Winter Games in 2018

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Welcome to the XXII Winter games, where temperatures reach a balmy 64 degrees Fahrenheit, athletes wear sleeveless uniforms, and Olympians practice at nighttime when the snow can finally stiffen up.

Meanwhile, the polar vortex continues to swirl through regions used to bright sunshine and blue skies. Check out these surprising cities that are actually colder this week than Sochi, Russia. Presented by Carnival Cruise Lines

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