And the gold medal goes to…
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are fast approaching, but Team USA is taking a much-needed break to play with the adorable puppies from animal rescue center Paw Works. After all, these athletes have been practicing in their respective sports since well before 2020, when the Olympics were originally slated to take place.
By this point, it’s well-known that the summer games were rescheduled to start a year later than usual because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but it’s worth repeating in case anyone was, you know, living under a rock.
Surfer Kolohe Andino, runner Allyson Felix and gymnast Suni Lee were among the 13 athletes who had the privilege of meetings these pooches, who are up for adoption through the non-profit organization. In the pictures, the world’s top competitors posed with the puppies, who just so happened to be representing Team USA in the most adorable jerseys and bandanas.