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Gary di Silvestri

Full name: Gary di Silvestri
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: February 3, 1967 in Staten Island, New York, United States
Country: DMA Dominica
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Biography

Gary di Silvestri competed in cross-country skiing at the 2014 Sochi Olympics for the island nation of Dominica. Di Silvestri was a US citizen who became wealthy as a hedge fund manager. He and his wife, Angelica Morrone Di Silvestri, often visited Dominica for holidays, and were able to obtain Dominican citizenship, to enable them to compete at the Olympics, by depositing $175,000 (US) into the appropriate account at the National Commercial Bank of Dominica. Gary Di Silvestri then formed a Dominican Ski Federation to get approval from the Fédération Internationale de Ski (FIS), and competed in several pre-Olympic races to earn enough points to compete at Sochi. It did not go well. Di Silvestri became sick in Sochi with gastroenteritis and skiied only about 300 metres of the 15 kilometres race and stopped. Reports after the Sochi Olympics detailed that some of the athletic feats Di Silvestri claimed for himself in his various bios, such as wrestling and rowing championships in school, were somewhat exaggerated.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2014 Winter 47 Sochi Cross Country Skiing Men's 15 kilometres Dominica DMA AC DNF

Men's 15 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
2014 Winter 47 Sochi Cross Country Skiing Dominica Final Standings AC DNF
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