In the Spotlight: BobsleighSubscribe
Grace Cullen 17 May 2012
Each week from now until London 2012, UK Sport’s In the Spotlight will focus on a different Olympic or Paralympic sport. This week, Bobsleigh...
|Performance Director||Gary Anderson|
|Funding Award (2010-2014)||£2,420,200 (women’s programme only)|
|National governing body||British Bobsleigh|
Bobsleigh at Sochi 2014
Venue: Russian National Sliding Centre, Mountain Cluster
Test Event: FIBT World Cup (2013)
Medal events: 3 – men’s two, men’s four, women’s two
Bobsleigh was contested at the very first Winter Olympic Games in Chamonix, 1924, and has been featured at every Games since, with the exception of the Squaw Valley Games in 1960. Both a four-person and two-person event have been contested since 1932, while the women’s two-person event was introduced at Salt Lake City in 2002.
GB has won four medals in Olympic Bobsleigh history; one gold (two-person, 1964), one silver (four- person, 1924) and two bronze (four- person, 1936, 1998).
GB also claimed a silver medal at the inaugural Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck in 2012, with Mica McNeil and Jazmin Sawyers finishing second in the women’s two-person event.
Interact with Bobsleigh
Twitter: @GBBobsleigh @CoachGA (Gary Anderson)