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.
The snow never bothered me anyway ❄ Life is what you make it. Here's to leaving behind the dead things of fall 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
Back on ice ❄️🛷 The first slides of the 2020 season have been made 💪 What is more to come? Nobody knows. We will take it day by day. One step at a time. Tomorrow focus, keeping the feet together. #skeletonracing #latvia🇱🇻 #sigulda #trainingcamp #wintersport #speedhunters #eliteathlete #kimboslides #teamNL
🔥🔥GIVEAWAY 🔥🔥 3 easy steps to enter for the chance to win. I’m partnering with @optimumefx giving away a free “NeurOn” and “Just Essentials“ aminos. 2 of my favorite products! Steps: 1.) follow me 2.) follow @optimumefx 3.) tag friends (each tag is an entry) Can enter as many times as you like. . . . #giveaway #giveawaycontest #contest #contestalert #workoutmotivation #gym #athlete #workoutproducts #supplements #follow #tag #tagsomeone #gymmotivation #gymlife #performance #worldclass #cleanproducts #athletetraining #gold #olympics #olympicmedalist
Finished part 1 of 2 for our physical testing camp! . . . . It’s been 2 years since I’ve done physical testing, and so much has changed. I’m real thankful for the opportunity to set new bests, I’m used to comparing my results to my PB’s or personal bests but on December 24th the score was set back to zero and I now have what I call PPB’s postpartum bests, and yes my goal is to be the best I’ve ever been, and get back to setting PB’s but for now, I’ll take every PPB I can get! Here’s a 60m sprint & my attempt at a 100kg ‘clean off the ground’ 🙈 . . . . Powered by @glowstonelighting @essexlease @innerstrengthproducts #JVHR #SlideLikeAMother . . . . 🎥 @mrahneva . . . . Congrats to everyone setting pb’s & ppb’s yesterday!
I live for this type of stuff!! Tomorrow is uncertain but I can tell you what I won’t let it affect today! #slidingirish #beijing2022 #olympicweightlifting #powerclean #hangclean #irishfitfam #power #olylift #gymtime #wearamask #backtosport #athlete #sport #racing #fitfam #dublinfitfam #boxjump #jumptraining #explosivetraining
Looking forward to the Future of Sport! Empow(H)erment !! Authority or power given to someone to achieve something, becoming stronger and more confident in the process, especially in controlling one’s life or claiming ones’s rights! Sport has always provided me with an outlet as well as a place I can just be me! I built up confidence and strength from working with female athletes, coaches and teams. I’ve been lucky to work with strong women who have helped pave the road for women in sport to get us to this point. It’s now our turn to further the Sport Environment. I’ve joined @paritynow alongside 300+ other fierce female athletes with the mission of gaining equality in Sport specifically in female representation in the media and pay equality. #empowHERment #WomeninSport #ParityNow #ad #PayWomen #PayEquity #GenderPayGap #Parity @bobsleighcanskeleton @ibsfsliding
In a traditionally male dominated sport, I’ve arrived for equality in all areas- from equal medal opportunities, equal media coverage, and equal pay. Although they may seems small, equity has the power to change lives and help little girls dream bigger dreams. @paritynow is working to make those dreams a reality. I’m excited to work with them- and you can to! Link in bio for all female athletes who want their efforts to be reflected in their paychecks! Join today! #empowHERment #womeninsport #parity #paritynow @paritynow #ad #paywomen #payequity #genderpaygap @teamusa @usabs
Lacing up for another week of push testing with the girls 💪 ⚠️⚠️ Please note that this picture was taken over 2 years ago during a photoshoot with @locallaundry . Although we are back in the icehouse working on our craft we are doing so with extra precautions including social distancing, the use of masks except when pushing and the implementation of training nodes. 📸 @locallaundry #sleighallday #sleightheday #teamcanada #bobsleigh #icehouse #wearewinter #winteriscoming #girlpower #laceup #letsgo #YYCfit
My spirit animal : Bison (Buffalo) . It stands for strength, stability, respect, manifesting desires, bravery, kindness, protection, relaxing and stubbornness. . A few years ago I had the amazing opportunity of visiting a shaman and finding out my spirit animal. Does his finding surprise you?? It made perfect sense to me. I leaned into what this might mean, found out more, and sometimes go back to draw energy from this spirit world. . The Buffalo and Bison are interchangeable with their energy, spirit and power. Buffalo spirit walks a sacred path knowing the planet is a holy space and living creature. When Buffalo travels with you remember to live in gratitude and stay true to yourself. Harmonious, meaningful living is a large part of the message. Buffalo mantra is “count your blessings”. They have powerful bodies, strong shoulders and large heads. The body weight keeps them grounded. The creature’s shoulders can carry burdens with grace and balance. The old saying around “carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders” is often true. The buffalo will show you how to free those burdens and focus energy in a balanced way. The head represents using our mind, and the horns point to the sky hinting at a higher connection with intelligence. They are very family-oriented and when something threatens that unit they go into action and can be very dangerous until the restoration of balance. Another way the Buffalo helps is by giving us courage. It shows us how to stop focusing on problems and instead concentrate on how much we have and our connectedness to all. . The beauty of buffalo people is that they are stable and sure, and naturally bear blessings in their wake. Their are many reasons why I invoke the bison / buffalo animal, perhaps greater conviction to stand firm on an issue. Perhaps inspiration to put sweat equity into a project or dream. No matter what walking with buffalo means being your own person and being ready to stand up for your cause or goal, even in the face of adversity.
NEW NEW NEW!! Our pilot @anvnh bought a brand new 2man sled 🤩 We'll be testing this ruby-red beauty against Spanky (our famous "old" sled) but first this baby needs a name! And that's where YOU come in. How can you propose a name? 1. Follow @belgianbullets and @belgian_blizzards, our Belgian skeleton team 2. Tag 2 friends who you would like to slide with some day 3. & comment your name suggestion. At the end of the week we'll pick out the best names and put it to a final vote. The winner will get to virtually slide with us for a whole season (with your name on the sled) and receive a framed poster of this beauty in action 🛷⚡ Powered by @sportvlaanderen @teambelgium @energyathomebelgium #Steelforce @loterienationaleloterij #Lotto #enzijnspelers #Eurotech @groupfservices @lazerhelmetsofficial #Seiz #Jako @kineworks @ibsfsliding @thebrakeman @saraaerts @kellyvanpetegem @doradehaseleer
Working on my gardening skills, trying to save my favorite Norfolk Pine. Love being back on Long Island, highly dislike digging holes on the North Shore of the Island! Still, my forever favorite place! . . #Longisland #northshore #beachlover #islandlife #eastcoast #family #newyork #norfolkpine #pinelover #pinetrees #imfineitsfineeverythingsfine #imfine #rocksfordays
@korolwoodworking delivered big time on this new custom cherry wood dining table! I grew up on a cherry orchard and wanted a warm wood so I couldn’t be happier with how this turned out. Give him a follow over at @korolwoodworking #woodworking #diningtable #cherrywood #bobsleigh #warm
After 210 days at home, which is the longest I have been home in 10 years, I have left the country! 😱 . Off to Latvia! 🇱🇻 Super excited to start the season off. . Still about 16 hours left, so any roadtrip tips are welcome 👍 . #SkeletonRacing #Wintersport #roadtrip #Kimboslides #soon #EliteAthlete #Winter #SlidingDownHills #IBSFsliding
Introducing our new kit print sponsors @34northstudio! @morleyjoneses and Rachel have been working their asses off to get our kit to us in time before we leave and they've truly gone above and beyond anything we have excepted. Awesome quality printing and they've catering to all of our needs and more! I'm also really excited to reveal an awesome project we've been working on with them and others so keep your eyes peeled for our first World Cup race in November 👀 #bobsleigh #bobsled #teambobsleighbrad #teamgb #teamgivingback #britishbobsleigh #team #sponsor #sponsors #kit #kitprinting #partners #lookingdapper #swarve #fresh #gregdonesomethingright #thankyou
It all starts with a single seed Planted in faith Multiplied over time To become the seed of tomorrow's fields Or given as the food that fuels the world >>>> w h a t w i l l <<<< >>>>>>>> y o u p l a n t ? ? ? 🌱 <<<<<<<< ⬇️⬇️⬇️ @lotholzfarmsltd finished harvest today!!! 🥳 So let the snow fly lol . . . 📸 @moderngoddessphotography #sleighallday #sleightheday #farmfit #teamcanada #farmersdaughter #harvest2020 #farmlife #farmgirl #farmstyle #farmingmetaphors #albertaAG #farmalberta #prariestyle #westernproducer #countryliving #countrylife #countrychic #seedsoffaith #homesteading #lifelessons #travelalberta