Dog cull restricted to 'sick or dying' strays, IOC says

Volunteers sit near two stray dogs outside the Gorki media centre where they will coordinate the...

Volunteers sit near two stray dogs outside the Gorki media centre where they will coordinate the media shuttles buses in Krasnaya Polyana, near Sochi, January 30, 2014. (REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach)

ROB LONGLEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:09 PM ET

SOCHI - The roundup of sick and diseased dogs that have been wandering throughout the Olympic city is continuing as Friday’s opening ceremony to the Sochi Winter Games nears.

An International Olympic Committee spokesman said on Wednesday that sick or diseased dogs that are found wandering near venues and accommodation areas are being put down.

"If they are sick or dying then, as with the vast majority of countries in the world, they will eventually be put down," the IOC’s Mark Adams said on Wednesday. “A kennel of a 500 capacity is also taking in these new lodgers.


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