The presence of stray dogs is one of the many concerns that has been raised in recent weeks from reporters who are in Sochi for the Winter Olympics. Dogs have been roaming the streets near the Olympic park, and there have even been reports about Russian officials rounding up dogs and killing them before the start of the Games.
On Thursday, one of the dogs was there to cheer on cross-country skiers during their training runs. As you can see, this little fella was wagging his tail and looked like he wanted to play.
On the other hand, I can see how this might be distracting to athletes who aren’t used to being barked at while they’re competing. Given all the well-documented problems there have been so far in Sochi, cross-country skiers can probably bank on this dog being there for the next two weeks.
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