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Officials: Weather not a concern

SOCHI, Russia -- Olympic officials remain unconcerned about continuing warm temperatures at the Sochi Winter Games.

Forecasts called for highs in the mid-60s on Thursday. They weren't expected to cool down until Saturday at the earliest.

International Olympic Committee spokesman Mark Adams says it's "always a constant battle for winter sports" to maintain optimal conditions when the weather warms up. He says they "are relaxed, but will watch the situation" as the days progress.

The weather forced a change on the start time of the downhill portion of the Olympic men's super-combined. Organizers say the downhill will start at 10 a.m. Russian time Friday, one hour earlier than scheduled, before the expected sunshine can warm the snow.

The slalom leg is unchanged, with a scheduled 3:30 p.m. start on an adjoining slope

Sochi 2014 spokeswoman Aleksandra Kosterina says they have not had to tap into the snow reserves they are storing on the mountain. She says "we are not worried, but at the same time we are ready for taking measures if there is a need."

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.