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All Right, Which Olympians Are Wearing Shorts and Flip-Flops in Russia?

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It’s been in the 30s in Russia for most of Friday. And yet there are still teams dressing as if they’re in their homeland. These athletes might just be the real heroes of the Winter Olympics.

Bermuda’s flag-bearer Tucker Murphy leads his country’s delegation during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games
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Bermuda is wearing their traditional shorts and socks combo. In Russia. In winter.

Cayman Islands’ flag bearer, apline skier Dow Travers, leads his national delegation during the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
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The Bermuda team might be sporting shorts, but the team from the Cayman Islands have one-upped them. Yes, they are wearing flip-flops.

Skier Dow Travers of the Cayman Islands Olympic team carries his country’s flag during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics
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Also, the Cayman Islands team gets bonus points for their jubilant color scheme.

Flag-bearer Dow Travers of the Cayman Islands leads his country’s delegation during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games at Fisht stadium
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Considering the club music soundtrack that accompanied most of the procession of nations, maybe the Cayman Islands team’s outfits make more sense than we first thought.

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