The Cayman Islands Olympic Committee (CIOC) has sent a team to participate in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia from February 7th to 23rd. The Games are an international multi-sport event for winter sports, held under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The costs of hosting the event will be shared by the IOC and the host city, while the travel costs of athletes and coaches are paid by the IOC.
Caymanian athlete Dow Travers will make his second appearance at an Olympic Games, representing the Cayman Islands in Sochi after first competing in the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games where he placed 69th in the Giant Slalom.
Born and raised in Grand Cayman Dow, 26, is the eldest of three talented athletic brothers. Having spent his teenage years at school in the United Kingdom, he was accepted to Brown University, Rhode Island, U.S.A. where he represented the University in both Alpine Ski Racing and Rugby, while graduating with a degree in Geology-Biology. Dow has also represented the Cayman Islands in Rugby.
Dow has been training with his brother Dean out of Aspen, Colorado, U.S.A. with their Coach, former U.S. Olympic skier Jake Zamansky and the Aspen Valley Ski Club. The support team for Dow will be David Carmichael as Chef de Mission and Jake Zamansky as his coach. Dow will compete in the Alpine skiing events of Giant Slalom, scheduled for February 19th and Slalom on February 22nd, 2014.
The Opening Ceremony for the Games will take place Friday February 7th with the Closing Ceremony planned for February 23rd. The Opening Ceremony will commence at 11am local time; it will be broadcasted on NBC at 7:30pm.
For more information visit the Official Website for the Games: