Twitter, it barely need be said, gives us all the same memory problems that Drew Barrymore's character had in the movie 50 First Dates.
It would follow then, that the hand-wringing over the warm temperatures in Sochi, Russia, during these Olympics, what with already dipping into the snow reserves, concern about how outdoor sports will be affected, leaves out that this is hardly new at a winter Games. By the way, it's still plenty cold for people staying up in the mountains outside of Sochi.
This happened in Canada, too, but not so much in coastal Vancouver four years ago. One can only wonder how many @Chinook Twitter accounts would have been created during the 1988 Calgary Olympics. The daytime high one day during the '88 Games approached that of Miami — Miami, Florida., not Miami, Manitoba.
"Wild winds" caused numerous delays to outdoor events. In all, as CBC's Nancy Durham reported on the final day of Calgary '88, 21 events had to be rescheduled because of #WindProblems. A chinookRead More »from 1988 Calgary Olympics’ weather delays rank with Sochi sunniness