What is bobsleigh?

  • (noun): A long racing sled (for 2 or more people) with a steering mechanism.
    Synonyms: bobsled, bob
    See also — Additional definitions below


Bobsleigh or bobsled is a winter sport in which teams of two or four make timed runs down narrow, twisting, banked, iced tracks in a gravity-powered sled. The timed runs are combined to calculate the final score.

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Some articles on bobsleigh:

Count Renaud De La Frégeolière
... of the Fédération Internationale de Bobsleigh et de Tobogganing (FIBT - International Bobsleigh and Tobogganing Federation), serving from 1923 to 1960 ... Frégeolière made his first bobsleigh descent at Leysin, Switzerland in 1907 which led him to an early career in the sport ... Frégeolière developed rules and brought together various bobsleigh clubs in Europe which led to the formation of the FIBT in 1923 ...
Slaven Krajačić - Bobsleigh Career
... After his retirement from athletics, Krajačić took up bobsleigh, participating in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, as a part of the national four-man bobsleigh team ... The bobsleigh team finished in 23rd place overall ...
Lillehammer Olympic Bobsleigh And Luge Track
... Lillehammer Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge Track (Norwegian Lillehammer Olympiske Bob- og Akebane) is a bobsleigh, luge and skeleton track located at Hunderfossen in Lillehammer, Norway, 15 kilometers (9 mi ... It was completed in 1992 for the 1994 Winter Olympics, where it hosted the bobsleigh events and luge events ... ft), giving a competition length of 1,365 meters (4,478 ft) for bobsleigh and men's singles luge, and 1,185 meters (3,888 ft) for other luge competitions ...
Lake Placid Olympic Sports Complex - Bobsleigh, Luge, and Skeleton Track
... in 1930 for the 1932 Winter Olympics, the track was the first bobsleigh track located outside of Europe ... The original bobsleigh track was demolished in 1978 to pave the way for an artificial track for the 1980 Winter Olympics with a separate luge track being constructed for those same games ... a regular venue for World Cup competitions in bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton ...

More definitions of "bobsleigh":

  • (noun): Formerly two short sleds coupled together.
    Synonyms: bobsled