16 Furry Olympians Competing In Totally Real Sports

Every four years, we come together to celebrate the athletic achievements of cats and dogs from all walks of life. Let's take a look at this season's highlights.

1. This doggo is about to break some records in the freestyle fetch category!

2. Tandem snoozing at its finest.

3. Excellent showing in the puppy eyes category - but will the judges agree?

Dog holding bowl in its mouth.
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4. One of the most popular winter sports is the cross country slide. Look at this dog go! And go... and go... and go...

5. Meanwhile, these guys had a little trouble getting the momentum they needed.

6. Grace, poise, elegance - these are the things we look for in a contestant.

Golden retriever awkwardly running in snow.
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7. This seasoned competitor exceeded expectations in the fireside flop!

8. Cold temperatures mean extra challenges for participants in the speed slobber.

Dog in snow with frozen drool coming out of its mouth.
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9. This brother and sister team have been training in synchronized wagging since puppyhood.

10. No gold for the golden pups after an embarrassing collision during their downhill slide.

11. This cat is so good at curling that she could compete with humans!

Cat curled in a ball.
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12. The stamina! The tenacity! Astounding!

13. Preparing for the Olympics means these animals must keep their bodies in pique physical condition.

Cat sitting next to dumbbells.
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14. In winter sports, having the right gear can make all the difference.

15. After a nearly flawless run, this fetch finalist has reached the last obstacle of the big stick carry - can she clear it?

16. Check out the height on these leaps and bounds! What a show!