Bobsleigh - - Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games News Thu, 02 Oct 2014 09:25:19 +0100 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb (insidethegames) 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.
]]> (Emily Goddard) Bobsleigh Thu, 25 Sep 2014 22:30:03 +0100
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.]]> (Mike Rowbottom) Bobsleigh Mon, 02 Jun 2014 17:28:46 +0100
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.]]> (Mike Rowbottom) Bobsleigh Mon, 02 Jun 2014 16:36:29 +0100 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.]]> (Nick Butler) Bobsleigh Fri, 30 May 2014 15:17:32 +0100 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.
]]> (Paul Osborne) Bobsleigh Sat, 29 Mar 2014 10:34:30 +0000 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.]]> (Nick Butler) Bobsleigh Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:59:46 +0000
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.]]> (Nick Butler) Bobsleigh Wed, 05 Feb 2014 15:47:39 +0000 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.]]> (Paul Osborne) Bobsleigh Mon, 20 Jan 2014 21:17:38 +0000 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.
]]> (Gary Anderson) Bobsleigh Fri, 03 Jan 2014 13:02:48 +0000 Olympic medallists to star in BMW film documenting redesign of US two-man bobsled By Emily Goddard

US Olympic stars are set to feature in a new film documenting BMW's redesign of the two-man bobsled ©BMW GroupJanuary 3 - United States Olympic bobsleigh medallists Steven Holcomb and Elana Meyers are among the stars to feature in a new film documenting BMW's redesign of the two-man bobsled as the nation aims to end the 78-year gold medal drought in the event at Sochi 2014.
]]> (Emily Goddard) Bobsleigh Fri, 03 Jan 2014 13:02:20 +0000
Exclusive: FIBT President Ferriani tips Britain at Sochi 2014 and discounts "home ice" advantage By Mike Rowbottom

Ivo Ferriani has tipped Britain for strong medal possibilities at Sochi 2014 ©MatchtightDecember 29 - Ivo Ferriani, President of the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (FIBT), has tipped Britain for strong medal possibilities at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, where he believes the characteristics of the Sanki Sliding Centre will ensure a "very, very open competition".]]> (Mike Rowbottom) Bobsleigh Sun, 29 Dec 2013 14:21:56 +0000
Olympic champions Humphries and Moyse lead Canadian Sochi 2014 bobsleigh team By Emily Goddard

Canada has named the athletes that will represent the nation in bobsleigh at Sochi 2014 ©Canadian Olympic CommitteeDecember 16 - Olympic champions Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse have been named on the Canadian Sochi 2014 bobsleigh team officially revealed today in Montreal.
]]> (Emily Goddard) Bobsleigh Mon, 16 Dec 2013 20:42:40 +0000
Sprinter Williams finishes third on debut at Bobsled US National Push Championships By Gary Anderson

August 1 - LAURYN WILLIAMS BOBSLEDRecently retired sprinter Lauryn Williams finished in third spot on her debut in the women's Bobsled US National Push Championships in Calgary, Canada, as she aims to secure a place on the America's team for next year's Winter Olympics in Sochi.
]]> (Gary Anderson) Bobsleigh Thu, 01 Aug 2013 22:50:00 +0100
Sochi awarded 2017 Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Championships By Duncan Mackay

Sanki Sliding CentreJune 21 - Sochi will host the 2017 Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Championships, the first time Russia will have ever staged the event, it was announced today. ]]> (Duncan Mackay) Bobsleigh Fri, 21 Jun 2013 20:08:32 +0100
Pickering latest athlete to turn to bobsleigh as targets Sochi 2014 By Mike Rowbottom

Craig Pickering sprintingDecember 7 - Craig Pickering, the former Olympian and European junior 100 metres champion, has become the latest athlete to switch to bobsleigh with the hope of competing at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.]]> (Duncan Mackay) Bobsleigh Fri, 07 Dec 2012 02:55:06 +0000
New two-man bobsled design delivered to Team USA By Mike Rowbottom

BMW-designed-two-man-bobsled-for-Team-USA-Nov 18November 18 - The United States bobsled team has had a new two-man bobsled designed and constructed by BMW of North America, which will be ready for use in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.]]> (Sara Evans) Bobsleigh Sun, 18 Nov 2012 02:26:26 +0000 Olympic hurdler Jones makes US bobsled team By Mike Rowbottom 

Lolo Jones_of_the_United_StatesOctober 26 - United States Olympic high hurdler Lolo Jones, whose high hopes of winning the Beijing Olympic title in 2008 ended with a fall in the closing stages of her final, has cleared the last barrier in a new sporting career by being named as a member of the US bobsled team for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games.
]]> (Lauren Mattera) Bobsleigh Fri, 26 Oct 2012 08:00:12 +0100