DENVER - The recent temperatures in Colorado are feeling closer to the Winter Olympics than the weather in Russia.
In fact, one thing the Olympics may do is change the way the world thinks of a traditional Russian winter, because as the athletes and fans arrive in subtropical Sochi, they're coming to Russia in the middle of winter, that feels more like spring.
Winter in Russia is a time when most of think everything is frozen under a sheet of Siberian snow, but when it comes to Sochi, it's really not all that cold.
Most days, Olympic fans are basking in in weather that's beautiful and warm. A subtropical splendor where even in the mountains under the shadow of Europe's tallest peaks where the snow is deep, the temperatures have been around 35 degrees.
While it's 13 below in Denver, the 9News Olympic team feels pretty lucky to be braving a "tough" Russian winter.