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Salt Lake City (RWH) In memory of Steven Holcomb and Charlie Booker, followed by a minute of silence, President Ivo Ferriani opened the 2017 Congress of the International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation IBSF: „Nothing we can say can adequately express the pain we feel remembering these two outstanding friends and members of our familiy“, Ivo Ferriani said at the beginning of his opening speech in Salt Lake City.
„Steven has been an example of how one can be a great champion, but yet a humble and deeply human person. Charlie has bequeathed an immense quantity of marvelous images imbued with love for our athletes and our sport. Rest in Peace, dear friends, and heartfelt thanks for everything you gave us.“
Steven Holcomb, 2010 Olympic Champion as pilot of the US 4-man bob and winner of many more international medals , passed away in his sleep aged 37. Charlie Booker, long-time photographer of the IBSF and great fan of the bobsleigh and skeleton sport, succumbed to cancer at the age of 61 in April 2017 ©RWH2017

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