The mercury in Sochi hit 61 degrees today -- hotter than Los Angeles.
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The warm weather has caused headaches for athletes worried about slushy snow, although Olympics organizers today played down the warm weather threat.
ABC News' Matt Gutman found a scene not typical of a city hosting the winter games, showing a pair frolicking on the beach just outside his hotel, on the picturesque Black Sea.
And ABC News' Amy Robach has been making the best of the heat, too.
Turns out I can't wait till tmro for shorts. Just went old school & rolled up the pants. Yes it's THAT hot! pic.twitter.com/BbZpgai59Q— Amy Robach (@arobach) February 12, 2014
At 7:00 a.m. EST today, Sochi was hotter than 10 of the last 12 cities that hosted the Summer Olympics:
London (2012): 47
Beijing (2008): 35
Athens (2004): 65
Sydney (2000): 74
Atlanta (1996): 30
Barcelona (1992): 54
Seoul (1988): 32
Los Angeles (1984): 53
Moscow (1980): 35
Montreal (1976): 2
Munich (1972): 39
Mexico City (1968): 48
Would your hometown make the list? Tweet your responses using the hashtag #ColderThanSochi.