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.

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


Associated Press reporters are filing dispatches about happenings in and around Sochi during the 2014 Winter Games. Follow AP journalists covering the Olympics on Twitter: http://apne.ws/1c3WMiu