This black cat may be down to 8 lives

By Kelli Bender
Updated August 26, 2015 12:16 AM

Dogs aren’t the only animals pawing around Sochi’s Winter Olympics. Recently released security footage from the XXII Winter Games’ site shows a cat falling through the ceiling into the Adler Arena, where the speed skating events are held.

One of the cuddlier #SochiProblems, this feline visitor dropped in four months early, when the arena was still incomplete (the timestamped clip was recorded in October 2013). Luckily, the cat appears to be unharmed.

The footage has fed the ongoing conversation about the conditions of Sochi’s Olympic buildings, which journalists have been documenting in detail.

While all the post-kitty repairs have been made, visitors to Adler Arena should keep an eye out for cats and dogs eager to watch a few runs around the rink.

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