Sochi basks in warm sunshine - Window to the Winter Games

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The coastal cluster of Sochi hit a balmy 61 degrees on Monday: Good news for the Olympians basking in the sunshine at the Olympic Village and locals taking a dip in the Black Sea, bad news for officials trying to keep the mountain venues in good condition for events.

A man walks out of the sea after swimming during a sunny day as the Olympic Park is seen in the background, during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi February 12, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS ENVIRONMENT)
A man walks out of the sea after swimming during a sunny day as the Olympic Park is seen in the background, during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi
A man walks out of the sea after swimming during a sunny day as the Olympic Park is seen in the background, during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi February 12, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS ENVIRONMENT)
Oxsana Kharitonova lyes on the grass while posing for a photograph with friends on a sunny warm day at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip )
Oxsana Kharitonova lyes on the grass while posing for a photograph with friends on a sunny warm day at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Sochi, Russia
Oxsana Kharitonova lyes on the grass while posing for a photograph with friends on a sunny warm day at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip )
Women lay in the sun outside the Swiss House at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Temperatures are predicted near 60 degrees Fahrenheit in Sochi on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Women lay in the sun outside the Swiss House at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Temperatures are predicted near 60 degrees Fahrenheit in Sochi on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Women lay in the sun outside the Swiss House at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Temperatures are predicted near 60 degrees Fahrenheit in Sochi on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Young girls play on a warm day in the Olympic Plaza during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Young girls play on a warm day in the Olympic Plaza during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Sochi, Russia
Young girls play on a warm day in the Olympic Plaza during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
A man jogs along the coast on a sunny day near the Olympic Park during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 12, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS ENVIRONMENT)
A man jogs along the coast on a sunny day near the Olympic Park during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
A man jogs along the coast on a sunny day near the Olympic Park during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 12, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS ENVIRONMENT)
People stand near food stalls on a sunny day at the Sanki Sliding Center in Rosa Khutor, a venue for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics near Sochi, February 12, 2014. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS FOOD ENVIRONMENT)
People stand near food stalls on a sunny day at the Sanki Sliding Center in Rosa Khutor
People stand near food stalls on a sunny day at the Sanki Sliding Center in Rosa Khutor, a venue for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics near Sochi, February 12, 2014. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS FOOD ENVIRONMENT)
A man jogs along a coastline during a sunny day as the Olympic Park is seen on background during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi February 12, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS ENVIRONMENT)
A man jogs along a coastline during a sunny day as the Olympic Park is seen on background during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi
A man jogs along a coastline during a sunny day as the Olympic Park is seen on background during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi February 12, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS ENVIRONMENT)
Visitors to the Olympic Park pass by palm trees on a warm sunny dat at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip )
Visitors to the Olympic Park pass by palm trees on a warm sunny dat at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Sochi, Russia
Visitors to the Olympic Park pass by palm trees on a warm sunny dat at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip )
Men wade into the sea on a sunny day as the Olympic Park is seen in the background, during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi February 12, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS ENVIRONMENT)
Men wade into the sea on a sunny day as the Olympic Park is seen in the background, during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi
Men wade into the sea on a sunny day as the Olympic Park is seen in the background, during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi February 12, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS ENVIRONMENT)
A man enjoys a sunny day as the Olympic Cauldron and flame are seen in the Olympic Park, during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi February 12, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS ENVIRONMENT)
A man enjoys a sunny day as the Olympic Cauldron and flame are seen in the Olympic Park, during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi
A man enjoys a sunny day as the Olympic Cauldron and flame are seen in the Olympic Park, during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi February 12, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS ENVIRONMENT)
Russian police officers walk past a row of palm trees while taking in the sunny mild temperatures before the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)
Russian police officers walk past a row of palm trees while taking in the sunny mild temperatures before the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)
Russian police officers walk past a row of palm trees while taking in the sunny mild temperatures before the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

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