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Dominica at the 2014 Winter Olympics

Dominica at the Olympic Games

Flag of Dominica
IOC code  DMA
NOC Dominica Olympic Committee
At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi
Competitors 2 in 1 sport
Flag bearer Gary di Silvestri (opening[1][2]
and closing)[3]
Medals Gold
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
  • 2014

Dominica competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia from 7 to 23 February 2014, in its Winter Olympics debut.[4] The team consisted of two athletes in one sport, cross-country skiing.[4][5]


  • Competitors 1
  • Cross-country skiing 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


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

Cross-country skiing

According to the quota allocation released on 20 January 2014, Dominica has two athlete in qualification position.[6] The nation was represented by the husband and wife team, Angelica and Gary di Silvestri. Both visited the island nation about seven years prior and did philanthropic work on the island. For their work the Silvestris were given Dominican citizenship as a token of gratitude.

In late 2012 the International Olympic Committee approached the Dominica Olympic Committee (DOC) to see if it had any athletes to enter into the games. The DOC asked the Silvestris knowing they were skiers. The Silvestris created the Dominica Ski Federation and managed to qualify for the Games in late 2013 (Gary) and in January 2014 in her last chance (Angelica).[1] The Silvestris do not have residence in the country and took up the challenge to represent the country, both so the island could get noticed and to establish a winter sports following amongst the youth of Dominica.[7][8]

Angelica did not start her race,[9] after breaking her nose during training. Gary did not finish after starting his race because he was suffering from gastroenteritis.[10][11][12]

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.[13]

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


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