Sunday, January 26, 2014
A husband - wife ski team representing Dominica will join Caribbean neighbour Jamaica at next month's Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia scheduled from February 7 to 27. United States-based Gary Di Silvestri and his Italian-born wife Angelica Morrone Di Silvestri have confirmed that they will represent Dominica at the Games after both meeting qualifying standards late in the game -he on the slopes of Montana and she a couple of days later far away in Maine last weekend. It is said that they represent the first husband-wife team ever competing in the same Olympics event, Gary in the men's 15-kilometre classical race and Angelica in the women's 10-kilometre classical race. The Di Silvestris gained Dominican citizenship through their philanthropic activities in Dominica and other Caribbean islands and list Dominica as their primary residence. Gary Di Silvestri has USA, Italian and Dominica citizenship. His wife is a citizen of Italy and Dominica.