Freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy poses for a portrait during the USOC Media Summit ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on September 29, 2013 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)Gus Kenworthy
Gus Kenworthy wasn’t kidding when he tweeted last week that he would do all he could to adopt and bring home several stray Sochi puppies. After winning silver in the slopestyle skiing, the 22-year-old Kenworthy was scheduled to return home to Colorado on Monday to celebrate his success with friends and family, but those plans were delayed.
According to 7 News in Denver, those plans took a detour when Kenworthy decided to stay a few extra days in Sochi to square away some paperwork in the process of adopting the four adorable puppies he tweeted about. He also plans to take their mother back home to Colorado as well.
— Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy) February 11, 2014
Also, for the people wondering, I've lined up kennels 4 the pups & made vaccination appointments. Doing all I can to bring them home w/ me!
— Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy) February 12, 2014
Kenworthy has gotten plenty of positive attention for his decision to adopt the strays and even was tweeted at by Miley Cyrus on Sunday.
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) February 16, 2014
Kenworthy isn’t the only American Olympic athlete who is taking a new pet back to the States from Sochi. Snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis is bringing a new friend home with her, and now David Backes and some of the other American hockey players are looking to bring some dogs back to America as well.
Hey @guskenworthy wondering what vet you are working with in Sochi. A bunch of hockey guys would like to get some dogs back as well. Thanks!
— David Backes (@dbackes42) February 17, 2014
Everyone loves puppies!
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