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Fake snow, 63F heat and an icy chill of fear: Is this the most insane Winter Olympics ever?
The Daily Mail ^ | 11 January 2014 | MALCOLM FOLLEY

Posted on 01/12/2014 4:14:43 PM PST by MinorityRepublican

With palm trees lining a promenade bathed in soft sunlight, it is easy to imagine that you are strolling along a beach on the Cote D'Azur.

An angler wearing a light sweater sits at the end of a jetty, keeping an eye on the three fishing lines he has dropped into the still water. Birds hunt for food as though it is mid-summer.

Just two things spoil the illusion of being in the South of France - the pebble, rather than sandy beach, and the displays of Olympic souvenirs on sale in small boutiques. Although the shops are also still selling beach balls and other summertime paraphernalia.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Sports; Weather
KEYWORDS: 2014olympics; sochi

1 posted on 01/12/2014 4:14:43 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

Having the winter Olympics in the warmest place in the host country. Go figure.


2 posted on 01/12/2014 4:16:54 PM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Why work for a living when you can vote for a living?)
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To: MinorityRepublican

The Olympic Committee picked a warm place to hold the Winter Olympics on purpose so they can help push the “global warming” meme.


3 posted on 01/12/2014 4:21:03 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: MinorityRepublican

Sochi always seemed - to me at least - a rather odd choice to hold the Winter Olympics; it’s known as the “Russian Riveria” and it’s one of the very few places in Russia that has a subtropical climate. Winters in Sochi are generally mild.

As big as Russia is, perhaps an area where the climate is more ideally suited to actual winter games might have been a better choice. But, that’s just my two cents.


4 posted on 01/12/2014 4:21:17 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

Parking it in a hotbed of terrorism seems kind of odd as well. (However if anyone is going to be serious about security the Russians will)

Maybe the summer Olympics can be in Damascus or Kabul.


5 posted on 01/12/2014 4:21:21 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

How many tickets would they have sold for an Olympics in Siberia?


6 posted on 01/12/2014 4:21:26 PM PST by BwanaNdege
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To: MinorityRepublican

IT’S GORE-BULL WARMING, I TELL YA!!


7 posted on 01/12/2014 4:21:29 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Isn't Sochi not much different from the Vancouver/Whistler Olympics? Vancouver has palm trees but the winter events were not far away at whistler which is at a much higher elevation and farther inland.

I thought part of the appeal of Sochi is that people could experience warm temperatures near the coast and head up the slopes where conditions would be alpine.

8 posted on 01/12/2014 4:23:46 PM PST by fso301
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To: fso301

Sounds a lot like Vegas, less than an hour away you can be skiing up in the mountains, while temperatures in the valley are in the 60s.


9 posted on 01/12/2014 4:26:44 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: BwanaNdege

I didn’t know a Siberian town entered a bid.

Anyways, I do not care where they have the Olympics. If it’s true Russia is spending $50 Billion on them, then it’s $50 billion wasted.


10 posted on 01/12/2014 4:27:34 PM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Why work for a living when you can vote for a living?)
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To: fso301

“I thought part of the appeal of Sochi is that people could experience warm temperatures near the coast and head up the slopes where conditions would be alpine.”

You are right. The mountains above Sochi should be okay for the games. One good snow between now and the games should do it. Sochi is supposed to be very beautiful.


11 posted on 01/12/2014 4:28:00 PM PST by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: SamAdams76

Yep, they will be paid nicely for being the useful idiots


12 posted on 01/12/2014 4:32:30 PM PST by Carry me back
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To: MinorityRepublican

The only thing crazier is if Roger Goodell decided to hold the Super Bowl in NY in early Feb.


13 posted on 01/12/2014 4:33:27 PM PST by Ronald_Magnus
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To: flaglady47
Sochi is supposed to be very beautiful.

Especially so, considering Barry and The Mooch won't be there.

14 posted on 01/12/2014 4:34:49 PM PST by llevrok (Obama 2008 : "If you vote for me, you can keep your country")
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To: dfwgator

Sounds a lot like Vegas, less than an hour away you can be skiing up in the mountains


Less than an hour? Where is that?


15 posted on 01/12/2014 4:52:38 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
Sochi always seemed - to me at least - a rather odd choice to hold the Winter Olympics; it’s known as the “Russian Riveria” and it’s one of the very few places in Russia that has a subtropical climate. Winters in Sochi are generally mild.

As big as Russia is, perhaps an area where the climate is more ideally suited to actual winter games might have been a better choice. But, that’s just my two cents.


I wonder that myself about the wisdom of having the Olympics there since it is kind of mild there. I'd like to see it back here at Lake Placid or for bonus points, Olgebay in West Virginia. B-) B-P
16 posted on 01/12/2014 4:53:59 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Mom I miss you! (8-20-1938 to 11-18-2013) Cancer sucks)
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To: dragnet2

Mt. Charleston.


17 posted on 01/12/2014 4:56:50 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dragnet2
Las Vegas skiing
18 posted on 01/12/2014 4:58:37 PM PST by The people have spoken
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

The Caucasus are higher mountains than the Urals, no? I guess the other choice would be those mountains that range from Western Mongolia to the Bering Sea - maybe Vladivostok would be the host city in that case - or possibly one further west (Novosibirsk, perhaps).


19 posted on 01/12/2014 5:04:16 PM PST by scrabblehack
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To: MinorityRepublican

Warm as the Lake Placid Olympics in 1980?


20 posted on 01/12/2014 5:34:21 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

and not too far from Islamic hordes I gather


21 posted on 01/12/2014 5:50:33 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: fso301

48 degrees and light showers


22 posted on 01/12/2014 5:51:46 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: MinorityRepublican

If they think it’s hot now, just wait until the Chechnyans arrive.


23 posted on 01/12/2014 5:55:01 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: dfwgator

Oh yes...Mt. Charleston...


24 posted on 01/12/2014 6:04:07 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Every Olympics, the news stories are so dire of disaster. However, they all end up an incredible experience and something for the entire family to enjoy. Ignore the naysayers. So sick of negative people.
25 posted on 01/12/2014 6:32:49 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: The people have spoken

Is that resort relatively new? I remember Mt. Charleston but do not recall hearing about the resort.


26 posted on 01/12/2014 6:41:28 PM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: steve86

More snow on Mt. Charleston right now than some of our Washington State and Oregon resorts.


27 posted on 01/12/2014 6:43:14 PM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: napscoordinator

I have faith the Russians will do a good job.


28 posted on 01/12/2014 6:43:59 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: SamAdams76
The Olympic Committee picked a warm place to hold the Winter Olympics on purpose so they can help push the “global warming” meme.

Wouldn't surprise me in the least.

29 posted on 01/12/2014 6:48:12 PM PST by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Ice Capades and Team Water Skiing in the the same rink!


30 posted on 01/12/2014 6:53:27 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: steve86
Is that resort relatively new?

It's not new but was renamed in 1995. See Wikipedia.
31 posted on 01/14/2014 11:46:40 AM PST by The people have spoken
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To: scrabblehack

>>>The Caucasus are higher mountains than the Urals, no? I guess the other choice would be those mountains that range from Western Mongolia to the Bering Sea - maybe Vladivostok would be the host city in that case - or possibly one further west (Novosibirsk, perhaps).<<<

Vladivostok is extremely rainy and the whole city is a mix of docks and navy bases. And when there is no raining or snowing there is a thick fog. You won’t like it.
As for a range between Western Mongolia and Bering Sea you won’t like to visit too.
-50c is not rare for Novosibirsk in February. To bring things into perspective it is about 40 minutes lifespan as soon as you are out of a building or vehicle. Diesel looks exactly like a peanut butter in that environment.


32 posted on 01/20/2014 7:56:04 PM PST by cunning_fish
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