By Jeff Pini, Boston.com Correspondent
Dedham native Warren “Trace” Cummings Smith is heading to Sochi to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics, but will not be wearing the red, white, and blue.
Instead, he will dress in blue, black, and white, the colors of Estonia, as the 21-year-old dual citizen will be one of two Alpine skiers competing for the northeastern European nation located on the Baltic Sea.
“I began racing as an American; I was born and raised in Boston, and at age 16 I decided to switch the country for which I compete to Estonia,” he said. “My parents thought that it would be a really good way to both provide me opportunity as far as the races I could compete in, but also from a personal perspective, [with] my family having Estonian roots.”
Dedham skier competing for Estonia at 2014 Winter Olympics