A warm climate at the Winter Olympics?

Daytime highs are in the 60s at the Black Sea resort town of Sochi, a fact noted by Tabitha M. Powledge in her science blogs roundup. She quotes Dana Hunter as saying Sochi's weather is like Seattle's, and ponders its future climate: "One of the reasons Russian President Vladimir Putin lobbied so hard to get the Olympics for Sochi was to turn the nearby Caucasus mountains into a trendy spot for a winter sports resort. Putin must be one of those global-warming deniers."