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SOCHI SCENE: Sleeveless Skiing

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  • United States cross country skier Sophie Caldwell leaves the finish area Thursday after finishing the women's 10K classical-style race at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

      United States cross country skier Sophie Caldwell leaves the finish area Thursday after finishing the women's 10K classical-style race at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
    Associated Press

  • United States cross country skier Sophie Caldwell skis with a sleeveless top Thursday during the women's 10K classical-style race at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

      United States cross country skier Sophie Caldwell skis with a sleeveless top Thursday during the women's 10K classical-style race at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- It's warm. It's snowy. It's sunny. It's the Olympics. It's ... time to improvise.

While Olympians and Olympic spectators alike bask in, and cope with, a highly balmy Sochi Games, we're starting to see some unusual juxtapositions out in the arenas of competition. Here's one from Thursday, from Associated Press photographer Matthias Schrader: cross-country skier Sophie Caldwell of the United States doing the women's 10K classical-style race in a sleeveless top.

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Temperatures in Sochi are expected to hit 61 degrees Fahrenheit (16 degrees Celsius) on Thursday and 63 (17) on Friday.

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