The Olympics! COVID and controversies aside, my wife and I will be glued to our television screen for the Opening Ceremony tonight and for various events over the coming days. But humans aren’t the only great athletes. In fact, most of the world’s record holders (sometimes intentional, sometimes accidental) are of the decidedly non-human persuasion. Enjoy!
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A dog participates at the 3rd Annual Loews Coronado Bay Resort surf dog competition in Imperial Beach, south of San Diego, California, on June 28, 2008. This is the largest surfing competition for dogs. AFP PHOTO/Gabriel BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images) Original Filename: 81755249.jpg
Piglets swim after being thrown into the water in Moscow Saturday April 15, 2006. Piglets from seven countries took part in Pig Olympics competing in running, swimming and svinoball – a soccer ball game played with the pig’s snout. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev) Original Filename: AP060415016009.jpg