Olympic Athletes Can Bear Unusual Flags (The Boston Globe)

In his Olympic debut on February 19, Warren “Trace” Cumming Smith ’15 raced down the Rosa Kahutor slopes wearing blue, black, and white—the colors of Estonia, reports The Boston Globe. As a dual citizen of the United States and Estonia, Cummings Smith is racing for Estonia at the Sochi Games.

Cummings Smith finished 45th in the giant slalom earlier this week and is preparing to race in Saturday’s slalom. “The Olympic experience has been great so far,” he tells the Globe. “The giant slalom was super challenging. The course is longer than what I’m used to racing at Dartmouth College, so I almost ran out of gas a little bit on the first run. But I was more prepared for it on the second run.”

After the Olympics, Cummings Smith will return to Dartmouth, the article notes.  He also has his sights sets on the 2018 Pyeongchang Games. “I have to qualify first [for 2018], obviously. But I’m going to get right back to it after the Olympics and start plugging away for the next go-round.”

Read the full story, published 2/21/14 by The Boston Globe.