The athletes may be bundled up, but these 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi are some of the warmest in memory... and it's getting in the way of the sports. "It was pretty warm snow and I don't think I adapted to it well," American skier Stacey Cook told the AP. "It slides under your ski more."
Cue the wipeouts. The temperatures, which have reached into the high 50s and 60s Fahrenheit, have unfortunately resulted in some serious spills, including several during Tuesday's women's slopestyle freestyle skiing. Canadian Yuki Tsubota, who finished sixth, crashed towards the end of the course and had to be carried off in a stretcher. Team officials later indicated that she may have injured her jaw but avoided major injuries, reported the Toronto Sun.
Luckily, Canadian team officials expect she will recover fine, and will the rest of the skiers who've hit the (unusually warm) snow. In the meantime, photographers are busy capturing the best wipeouts on camera. Check them out.