IBSF | International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation
Update by the IOC : “Oswald Commission” is making progress
Recently the International Olympic Committee (IOC) reached out to its stakeholders to update them on the latest developments of the “Oswald Commission”. In a letter sent by the Chair of the IOC´s “Oswald Commission” Denis Oswald to the IOC Athletes’ Commission Chair Angela Ruggiero, a detailed update was given about the work´s progress ( https://hub.olympic.org/news/ioc-disciplinary-commission-summarises-latest-progress).
The “Oswald Commission” was tasked by the IOC to look into the alleged doping violations by Russian athletes and their entourage at the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014.
In a letter sent to the IOC Members and the International Federation Presidents, IOC President Thomas Bach highlights the complexity of the cases and particularly as the “Commission is not dealing with “regular” cases based on an Adverse Analytical Findings (AAFs)” .
The IBSF wants to underline the commission´s position that since the McLaren report was provided, the parties concerned have undertaken all necessary steps to review the documents provided and see if there is any Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) committed.
The IBSF also reiterates its position that the protection of the clean athletes and the fight against doping with zero tolerance is a top priority and will be fully implemented.
The IBSF Congress 2019 will take place in Prague, Czech Republic on July 7th and welcomes more than 40 National Federations along with Race Organizers, Track Officials, IBSF Representatives and Guests.
The IBSF Congress 2017 will take place in Salt Lake City, USA on June 28th and welcomes around 40 National Federations along with Race Organizers, Track Officials, IBSF Representatives and Guests.
If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours - Dolly Parton • I had the greatest honor of meeting Nico for the first time this past week. He was born the same day I won World Championships 2020 (last year) which means we had a connection right from day 1. • He’s the son of a very close friend and teammate of mine @elanameyerstaylor (& @nictaylorusa). He is the sweetest little guy; very strong and he definitely doesn’t like masks (I don’t blame him😅). He wanted to see my face, so he pulled off my mask and gave me the biggest smile (a moment I will never forget😍). Nico has a heart of gold and the biggest personality. • I know what this little man means to my best friend, and I look forward to watching him grow up and take on the world. He’s already a champion in my eyes, and as his “auntie k” I promise to make sure he always knows it! He’s made my world better with one encounter; he’s loved, cherished by those around him. I will do all I can to keep it that way! ❤️
Buncha off-season training and now we’re back at it again. @tombstones was bobbing for apples in pic two, very festive! Big thanks to @slidingcentre for the great day 1 ice and thanks to @lululemon @rbc @b2ten @purevitalabs for the continued support! #teamcanada @davehollandpics @lululemonmen #thesweatlife #poweredbypvl #rbcolympian #lululemonambassador #bobsleigh
AJ- I never got the chance to say thank you- not only for the box full of Milka chocolates for Nic and I after Nico was born, or for the USA themed gifts for him, or for being my ally in the early days of sliding when we were both just trying to figure it out, or for the German translations that sometimes I questioned if they were right, or for the much needed laughter when we were just trying to figure out life, or for the many other things you gave me- but most importantly for our friendship for all these years. We didn’t speak as much since you stopped sliding, but I’ve always been grateful to have you in my corner. I remember how excited I was when you won your silver medal, knowing how far you had come and where we had both started- to where we eventually ended up. I am extremely grateful to have known you and have had you in my life. My heart aches for your children as I know how hard you were working to be a good father, and I know you’ll always look down on them from heaven. Thank you AJ for sharing your life with me. You will be missed. Rest in power @rick_aj_
Trying to break the wall with a med ball 💣 explosive start to the week!! Let’s go! ☘️ #irishfitfam #slidingirish #beijing2022 #medball #medballworkout #dublinfitfam #dublinfitness #power #powertraining #gymtime #wearamask #backtosport #athlete #sport #racing #fitfam #power #explosivepower #boxjump #jumptraining #explosivetraining #core
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. Thank you for the interview @keeponpushing88. #keeppushing #daretodream #hopeofabillion #nevergiveup #mondaymotivation #devonharris
Die 1. Woche der neuen Saison ist vorbei und wir konnten uns den Sieg beim Selektionsrennen in der @veltinseisarena sichern! 😀 🥇 Nächster Stopp: @bobbahn.altenberg ❄ 📹 @hamstringpower4all @spitzensport_bundeswehr @sporthilfe @landkreis_sm @dasistthueringen @borbet_wheels @asq_gmbh #teamthüringen #maxit #prachtregion #bobsleigh #winter
Die erste Woche auf Eis liegt hinter uns. Wir haben in Winterberg sehr viel am neuen Material getestet. Jetzt haben wir erstmal eine Woche Pause und danach gehts auf die WM Bahn nach Altenberg für weitere Testläufe 💪🏼 #lookingforward #wm2021 #altenberg #bobsleigh #ibsf #bsd #viactivkrankenkasse #viactivistdasdenn #titan #titanbags #wetravelwithtitan #dhl #bmw #vbcpower
Detoured en route to Whistler to climb waterfalls, feel the icy cold spray on my face, and stand in awe 💙 ⬇️⬇️⬇️ "There is a hidden message in every waterfall. It says, if you are flexible, falling will not hurt you" Mehmet Murat Ildan (So go for it! And if you fall, learn, regroup & try again!) . . . #sleighallday #sleightheday #exploreBC #hikeBC #exploreCanada #bridalfalls #waterfalls #naturewalks #detouronpurpose #lifelessons #quoteoftheday #livelaughlove #water
#howitstartedvshowitsgoing . . . #bluesteel #model #modeling #athlete #photooftheday #thenandnow #journey #transformation #curlyhair #blackandwhitephotography #mood #fashion#athleisure . @ralphlauren @teamusa @wilhelminamodels B/W 📷: My amazingly talented Uncle Theo who slays it with a camera Color 📸: @cotytarr 👩🏾🎤: @whatischristie Styling: Me
Visualizations help athletes practice their craft. Could we use this tool in today’s world to “Get Away” ? Even if it’s just for just a few minutes? Close your eyes and picture yourself at your favourite destination. Picture what it feels like at the place you have envisioned? Hot? Cool breeze? What does it smell like? What do you hear? Who is with you? Snowy Calgary has me thinking about the amazing places Sport has granted me access to. St. Moritz being one of my most favourite. Picturing myself there today! #mindset #visualization #mindtravel #mindsetiseverything 📷 @ibsfsliding @rekords @bobsleighcanskeleton @teamcanada
First few days of training in Sigulda are complete! Even managed to give it a nudge off today with my fragile ankles. Time to get faster! 🛷🏃🏼♂️💨 #bobsleigh #bobsled #pushing #athlete #training #teamgivingback #teambobsleighbrad #sigulda #latvia #wintersports #power #speed #fast #weightlifting #anklehurty
Exploring 🇱🇻 This is an abandoned wooden luge track from the 1970's, hiding in the forest near Sigulda. Apparently built by a group of athletes and coaches who wanted their own training facility, it was then superceded in the 1980's by the track we slide on now. Sadly it's slowly returning to nature although there are signs that some sections are being preserved and restored. . . #explore #travel #travelphotography #travelgram #sigulda #latvia #skeleton #luge #wintersport #winterolympics 📷 @brogancrowley_
I had such a great week taking my students out in their own backyard with @adventuresofshannon for our first class day trips. • • We hiked, we kayaked and we learnt some outdoor skills. My jobs not too bad 🙃 • • Due to the new normal we are not allowed to camp overnight yet, so our focus this year is “exploring your own backyard”. Living in BC makes this focus so much fun as there is so many things to explore ❤️🏔🛶 • • #backyard #outdooreducation #skills #outdoor #explorebc #bc #britshcolumbia #mountains #norvanfalls #hike #cooking #kayak #gorgeous #fall #lynnvalley #minnekhada #jericho #teacher #learning #exploring #fun
Great news! I am beyond excited to announce I will be joining the Russian 🇷🇺 National Skeleton team on my road to Beijing 2022. While training with the Russian skeleton team does not guarantee I will make it to the 2022 Olympic Games, working with top level athletes and coaches in the world could make the difference in improving my athletic skills so I can better qualify for the Olympics. Training with Russia 🇷🇺 will help me continue my dream of representing Ghana 🇬🇭 and Africa in the sport of skeleton 🛷, and inspiring others to achieve their dreams. Super grateful to the Russian Bobsleigh and Skeleton family for giving me this massive lifetime opportunity. Спасибо 🙏🏿. See interview link in my bio with @rusbob_official and #insidethegames about this historical partnership 👆🏽. #hopeofabillion #teamghana #teamrussia #ibsf #bobsleigh #skeletonsport #rusbob #beijing2022 #blackpantheronice #foreverliving #ghanagas #strongertogether
De slimste mens ter wereld - Or how I like to call it: The most stressfull evening of my life 😅 Mijn avontuur als quizzer was kort maar een carrière als gebarentolk of pasta-experte zit er blijkbaar nog steeds in 😉 Nog eens bedankt aan de geweldige mensen van @deslimstemensterwereld om mij uit te nodigen en Vlaanderen zo kennis te laten maken met Skeleton! ❤ Vanaf nu terug 200% focus op mijn seizoen! Worldcup #1 = 1 month away! 🔥 Outfit: @chloe_concept_store 🙏 #lilbelgian #dsmtw #livinglifeheadfirst #roadtobeijing2022
Zapoj se taky do projektu, který má za snahu rozhýbat celé česko od @ceskasporitelna Ve videu uvidíš mne, jak jsem se popral s deseti různými disciplínami, které v budoucnu budeš moct vyzkoušet sám a porovnat se právě se mnou, nebo s jinými profi sportovci 😉👊🏻 Mrkni na web CS - #sportujemesesporkou a dozvíš se víc o tomto super projektu 💪🏻
The snow never bothered me anyway ❄ Life is what you make it. Here's to leaving behind the dead things of last season and a snowy-white, fresh start!! . . . #sleighallday #sleightheday #teamcanada #winterathlete #winteriscoming #winterishere #newseason #freshstart #snowywhite #calgaryweather #winterselfie #snowday #snowphotography #glam #canadianmade #canadiantough #blankslate
Back at it! So excited to be back bobsledding after taking last season off to have Nico! We scheduled to get on the ice Nov. 2, but with our ever changing world who knows! Right now I’m grateful to be back pushing a sled and am just grateful to possibly be sliding again soon. With all that’s going on in the world right now, I’m just thankful for every day that I get to pursue my goals! @usabs @ibsfsliding @teamusa #comeback #postpartum #athletemoms #grateful
#tbt Icebaths with a view! B/c my bathtub full of cold water and ice really isn't all that exciting.. 🥶 DYK: Cold baths are a great way to reset your nervous system and are also great for muscle recovery! You may think Im crazy.. but this is a regular in our training and recovery process. . . . #sleighallday #sleightheday #bobsleigh #icebath #naturesicebath #mountainview #posthike #pretesting #crosstraining #recovery #mountaingirl #explorealberta #hikealberta #myalberta #explorecanada #rockymountains #bangfnationalpark #workhard #resthard #nervoussystemreset
The talented, incredibly humble, and joyful @nicolebrungardt is taking over USABS stories Friday through Sunday! 🙌 Be sure to tune in for an inside look at life in the #LakePlacid training center bubble as our athletes prepare for team trials. . . #igtakeover #bobsled #insidepeek #behindthescenes
Vanavond is het zover!!! Skeleton goes mainstream TV 😁 Samen met @riadh.bahri ➡️ Team🏳️🌈 ga ik proberen de onoverwinnelijke, alwetende @ella.leyers naar huis te spelen...🧐 What more is there to say?! Kijken maar! 📺 ⏭ 21:40 @opvier 1000x merci aan de geweldige @chloe_concept_store om mij te laten blinken in hun mooie kleren! ❤ #lilbelgian #dsmtw
“Now squat, jump up” 🎶 As bobsleigh athletes a big part of our job is how fast can you move something heavy (our sleds are a minimum of 170kg). So back squats, front squats, squats with a pause, split squats, half squats, dynamic squats, (you get the idea) and jumps, box jumps, weighted jumps etc pretty much are our bread and butter 🔥🍞💪🏻 . . . #sleighallday #sleightheday #farmfit #teamcanada #bobsleigh #squat #squatbooty #jumps #speed #power #explosive #powertraining #gymrat #gymfit #stronglikeagirl #girlpower #workout #gymvid
"You Is Smart, You Is Kind, You Is Important..." . I've always had my eyes set on something. Something to challenge myself, push barriers and elevate the community. Being a mixed kid, biracial, athletic, multi-skilled female put me in this grey area of never really fitting in. Struggling with how to balance my strength, beauty, interests and how to be valued with equity, visibility and empow(h)erment! Mostly never seeing someone like me or with similar experiences or background made the journey seem impossible, especially with doubters who had the inability to see the possibilities and my worth. . Now I know better, who really wants to fit in?!?! I was born to be different, unapologetically ME! I'm kind, I'm smart, I'm worthy, I'm enough, I'm beautiful, I'm strong, I'm fierce, I'm one of a kind and my gender should not be a reason of doubt, inequality, discrimination, limitations or expectations. It never played a role in my ability to chase my dreams nor should it for yours. To the girls/women before me, next to me and those who will come after me... This is for you... For all of us! . Because REPRESENTATION matters: what we see shapes how we organize the world and reality. In addition shapes the overall culture and progression of society. . The fight for gender pay parity isn’t new, but @paritynow is tackling the issue in sports in a refreshing way. Here to support women on their mission and worthiness and I'm totally here for it 🙌🏾♀️🌟 . This group of women are badass, diverse, and relentless in all things. Join me along with my fierce @paritynow community: 🔗 in bio ☝🏾 . . . #empowHERment #womeninsport #parity #paritynow @paritynow #ad #paywomen #payequity #genderpaygap @ibsf @teamjamaica @jbsfed
To bring about change you must not be afraid to take the first step. In sport there have been doubters and people who don’t believe I can do the work, or have the skill, based off my gender. I feel a special responsibility to prove them all wrong. I enjoy the experience of rising above my perceived limitations and discovering new levels of my capabilities. I have routinely been shown we are far from parity in sport. Traditionally Bobsled is a mans world, but the non wavering belief i have in myself refuses to let me accept that. I will not let my gender or people’s opinions stop me from achieving success or chasing my dreams. I grew up in a household that taught me I can be anything if I worked hard and never gave up. My gender never played a role in limitations or expectations as a child. I believe Its my work ethic and talent that determine how far I can go. However, Im not blind to the fact that as a woman I am not provided equal or fair opportunities. In bobsled at the highest level women have only ever had 1 event to earn a medal at the Olympics, as opposed to the men who get 2 events. This never made sense to me, so I fought for years to change it. I am proud to say that moving forward women will now have 2 events too starting in the upcoming 2022 Olympics. I played a role in bringing about this change, and I know the women before me fought ruthlessly to prove these same points and paved the way. Moving forward I will continue to push the limits, so every young girl can grow up believing they can be anything in this world. Nobody should be limited based on another persons inability to see their worth. Fighting for parity through sport has become apart of my journey. I’m happy @paritynow is fighting for it in a new way, and I’m excited to join the community. Parity: the state or condition of being equal, especially regarding status or pay. . . . #strongwomen #empowher #empowHERment #womeninsport #parity #paritynow @usabs @teamusa #genderequality #ad #paywomen @paritynow #payequity #genderpaygap