Bobsleigh

FIBT approves mixed-gender four-man bobsleigh teams

Emily Goddard

The four-man bobsleigh can now feature both male and female athletes ©Getty ImagesThe International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (FIBT) has announced that both men and women will now be able to compete in four-man bobsleigh.

Russian Sochi 2014 bobsledder Nikolay Khrenkov killed in car accident

By Mike Rowbottom

Nikolay Khrenkov aboard Russia 3 at the Sochi 2014 Games ©Getty ImagesRussian bobsledder Nikolay Khrenkov, who competed at the Sochi Olympics in February, has died in a car accident, the Russian Ministry of Sport announced today.

Africa to be targeted for fresh talent as Ferriani re-elected FIBT President

By Mike Rowbottom

Ivo Ferriani has been voted President of the FIBT for another four years ©FIBT imagesIvo Ferriani will serve a further four years as President of the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (FIBT) after receiving a huge majority vote at the FIBT conference in Monaco.

Double Sochi 2014 bobsleigh champion in hospital after confronting attackers

By Nick Butler

Double gold medal winner at Sochi 2014 Alexander Zubkov was injured after being attacked ©AFP/Getty ImagesRussia's two-time Sochi 2014 gold medallist Alexander Zubkov has been injured after intervening to prevent attackers armed with baseball bats from vandalising his car.

Korean Air to manufacture South Korean bobsleigh for Pyeongchang 2018

By Paul Osborne

Korean Air is set to help manufacture a new bobsleigh for the South Korean national team to be used at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games ©Getty ImagesMarch 29 - Korean Air is set to break new ground in the world of bobsleigh after the airline company announced plans to manufacture the South Korean sled to be used at Pyeongchang 2018.

German banned for loaning bobsled to double gold medal winning Russian rival Zubkov

By Nick Butler

Manuel Machata, celebrating a World Cup victory in 2012, has been banned for a year ©AFP/Getty ImagesMarch 3 - Former world champion Manuel Machata has been banned for a year by the German Bobsleigh Luge and Skeleton Federation (BSD) for lending equipment to Russian rival Alexander Zubkov ahead of him winning two gold medals at Sochi 2014.

Jamaican bobsleigh team miss training after losing luggage en route to Russia

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Sochi

The Jamaican bobsleigh team are due to compete in their first Winter Olympics since 2002 in Sochi ©Getty ImagesFebruary 5 - Jamaica's bobsleigh team has received an early blow in their return to the Winter Olympic fold after their luggage and blades were lost during their journey to Russia.

Jamaican bobsleigh team will go to Sochi

By Paul Osborne

The Jamaican team has secured a spot in the Olympics for the first time in 12 years ©Getty ImagesJanuary 20 - The Jamaican bobsleigh team will be making their way to the Sochi Winter Olympics next month after funding issues were resolved by the Jamaican Olympic Organisation (JOA) on Monday.

Track stars Jones and Williams boost Sochi 2014 selection chances with appearances at World Cup

By Gary Anderson

January 3 - Lolo Jones has another chance to impress US selectors ahead of Sochi 2014 ©Getty Images Two-time world indoor hurdles champion Lolo Jones and Olympic sprint silver medallist Lauryn Williams have been named in the United States bobsled team for this weekend's World Cup event in Winterberg, Germany, as the final selection cut for Sochi 2014 gets closer.
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