Sochi Olympics

'Could be a beach day': Sochi heats up amid Winter Olympics

Feb. 12, 2014 at 8:17 AM ET

Things are heating up in Sochi, and we're not just talking about the competition. 

"It could be a beach day today," Matt Lauer said Wednesday afternoon of the 60 degree weather in the Olympic Village.

It looks like Matt isn't the only one with the beach in mind: Al squeezed in a run, while Sochi visitors, locals and Olympic reporters got in on the action, hitting the shore,and enjoying the unusually warm weather at the Winter Games.

People enjoy the sunny weather at the Black Sea beach with the Fisht Stadium (rear) in the Olympic Park visible in the background, Sochi, ...
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People enjoy the sunny weather at the Black Sea beach in Sochi, Russia on Feb. 12. The Fisht Stadium in the Olympic Park can be seen in the background.
Men cast their fishing rods at the Black Sea beach with the Fisht Stadium (rear) in the Olympic Park visible in the background, Sochi, Rus...
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Men cast their fishing rods at the Black Sea beach on Feb. 12.
Local residents enjoy nice weather on the beach at the Black Sea near the Olympic Park during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 12, 2014. REUTE...
MARKO DJURICA / Reuters
Beachgoers take in the sunshine on Feb. 12, amid the Winter Olympic Games.


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