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U.S. Olympic skier on a mission to bring Sochi pups home

Posted by Kristi Palma  February 13, 2014 03:52 PM

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United States Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy, who won a silver medal in the men’s slopestyle, wants to return home with more than a medal. He wants to bring back a family of stray dogs he discovered on the streets of Sochi.

After spying a stray dog and her puppies near the Olympic Village, he began working with the Russian government to arrange to bring them back to the U.S. and adopt them, reports nesn.com.

He tweeted these adorable pics of the pups this week:

And yesterday he tweeted this good news:

Sochi's stray dog problem has made major headlines during the Olympics. Read more in our post, "Meet the stray dogs of Sochi."

And Kenworthy isn't the only one trying to bring pups back to the U.S. Amanda Bird, spokeswoman for the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation and an avid pet lover, is also working to bring a stray dog home from Sochi. She'd like to name her newly rescued pup Sochi, she told the Associated Press.

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