Unusually Warm Temperatures Lead to Shirtless Fans at 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistFebruary 13, 2014

A shirtless spectator watches Sweden's Charlotte Kalla compete during the women's 10K classical-style cross-country race at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Kalla won the silver medal. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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Winter Olympics and shirtless fans don't usually go together. However, the 2014 Sochi Olympics have been so unusually warm that some fans have been ditching their clothing.

It's one thing to be a shirtless fan at an indoor venue. However, the temperatures have been so nice that fans have been able to watch outdoor sports, such as cross-country skiing, without bundling up.

According to Weather.com, temperatures reached 63 degrees Fahrenheit at one point on Thursday.

Here's another shirtless fan:

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 13:  A shirtless fan watches the Women's 10 km Classic during day six of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center on February 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.  (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
Lars Baron/Getty Images

Even the athletes are doing their best to stay cool:

Matthias Schrader/Associated Press

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Many people in the United States must be jealous after suffering through an extremely cold winter. 

[Yahoo! Sports]