Nightly News | February 12, 2014
>> reporter: winter olympics in sochi today, 59 degrees, beach weather on the black sea and a balmy 50 degrees up on the mountain, where it counts.
>> the weather is of course gorgeous, challenging, but nothing that we're not compared for.
>> reporter: officials dismiss the worry as premature, even though cross country was a crash course yesterday. and today, the adjacent course has americans worried.
>> definitely for the training it was very difficult. they had to just go slow and deal with it.
>> reporter: but there were also scenes of celebration, and germany's eric frenzel jumped for joy after winning.
>> devin logan with a terrific run.
>> i turned to the girls and said is this really happening right now? we're at the olympics, i can't believe we did it. i am still shocked.
>> reporter: upstate new york cheered its hometown girl made good. erin hamlin was feeling the glow of bronze.
>> i thought holy cow , at first i could only laugh, i thought this is actually happening. it is insane.
>> there are firsts for everything.
>> reporter: her medal made history, the first ever for an american man or woman in singles luge.
>> your daughter is an olympic medallist.
>> you might make me cry.
>> reporter: and there is a new team relay in luge, and team usa is among the