Dominica at the 2014 Winter Olympics

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Dominica at the
2014 Winter Olympics
Flag of Dominica.svg
NOCDominica Olympic Committee
in Sochi
Competitors2 in 1 sport
Flag bearers Gary di Silvestri (opening[1][2]
and closing)[3]
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

Dominica competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia from 7 to 23 February 2014, in its Winter Olympics debut. The nation was represented by the husband and wife team, Angelica and Gary di Silvestri.


Sport Men Women Total
Cross-country skiing 1 1 2
Total 1 1 2

Cross-country skiing[edit]

In November 2012, the International Olympic Committee asked Dominica if it had athletes to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics. In response, the Silvestris created the Dominica Ski Federation and qualified for the games.[1]

Angelica did not start her race after injury during training.[4] Gary did not finish due to illness.[5]

Had Angelica competed in her race, she would have become the oldest women to compete in a cross-country skiing race at the Winter Olympics, surpassing Norway's Hilde Gjermundshaug Pedersen who competed as a 41-year-old at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.[6]

Athlete Event Final
Time Deficit Rank
Gary di Silvestri Men's 15 km classical DNF
Angelica di Silvestri Women's 10 km classical DNS


  1. ^ a b Zaccardi, Nick (23 January 2014). "Staten Island man, 46, and wife will ski for Dominica at Sochi Olympics". NBC. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony - Flagbearers" (PDF). Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Sochi 2014 Closing Ceremony - Flagbearers" (PDF). The International Olympic Committee (IOC). 23 February 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  4. ^ Basu, Anand (13 February 2014). "Olympics-Cross Country-Women's 10 km classic result". Reuters. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  5. ^ Waggoner, Jim (14 February 2014). "Winter Olympics 2014: A physical nightmare for Staten Islander Gary di Silvestri and wife in Sochi". Staten Island Advance. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  6. ^ Clarey, Christopher (6 February 2014). "Caribbean Newcomers Dip Their Toes in the Snow". The New York Times. Krasnaya Polyana, Sochi, Russia. Retrieved 14 February 2014.

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