Here in North America, we have had a brutal winter, thanks to something called the "polar vortex" which is either a sign global warming doesn't exist or a sign global warming DEFINITELY DOES exist. Chicago's on perma-subzero, Atlanta's dealing with snow for the second time this year, and here in New York, I nearly got frostbite walking my dog in a snowstorm today.
In Sochi? Everything is fine. Just ask slopestyle skier Bobby Brown:
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Note his sleeves, or rather, lack thereof. He did his slopestyle run in a t-shirt.
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Of course, Sochi is on the Black Sea, and has palm trees and stuff. It's a downright balmy 48 degrees there right now. I'd kill for it to be 48 degrees here.
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Brown would come ninth, the only American not to medal in slopestyle, so maybe some winter weather protection might've helped him out a bit.