Several United States Olympians returned home to the Rocky Mountain region on Monday, and Denver International Airport was prepared for their homecoming.

Dozens of staff members, including some dogs and cats, lined the arrival gate waving American flags and signs of support reading "Welcome Home," and "So Proud."

 

Olympic skier and Colorado native Gus Kenworthy spent some time with Violet, a bulldog in DIA's CATS program. CATS is ironically an acronym for Canine Airport Therapy Squad.