IBSF sports calendar for 2016/2017: Eight World Cup races in six countries
Lausanne (RWH) The International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation IBSF has published its race calendar for the pre-Olympic winter of 2016/2017, the highlights of which are the BMW IBSF World Championships in Sochi (RUS), the IBSF Para World Championships in St. Moritz (SUI) and the BMW IBSF World Cup Tour.
A total of eight races in six countries and on three continents will be held in the BMW IBSF Bob & Skeleton World Cup Tour. The 2016/2017 season will start in North America, with races in Whistler (CAN, 28 November - 3 December 2016) and Lake Placid (USA, 12 – 17 December 2016), and then move to Europe in the new year, with races in Altenberg (GER, 2 – 8 January 2017), Winterberg (GER, 9 – 15 January), St Moritz (SUI, 16 – 22 January) and Königssee (GER, 23 – 29 January).
From 30 January to 5 February, the disabled bobsleigh and skeleton athletes will meet on the famous natural ice track in St. Moritz (SUI) to compete for gold silver and bronze medals at the 2017 IBSF Para-Bobsleigh + Para-Skeleton World Championships. In the same week, the BMW IBSF World Cup Tour comes to Innsbruck (AUT) for the seventh of eight races.
Following the Innsbruck World Cup, the athletes move on to Sochi (RUS) for an International Training Week and their season highlight from 13 - 26 February, when the world’s bobsleigh and skeleton elite fight for the title of World Champion at the 2017 BMW IBSF Bob + Skeleton World Championships (13-26 February).
Following two training weeks at the new icetrack of Alpensia Sliding Center, the eighth and final race of BMW IBSF Bob + Skeleton World Cup Tour will take place at the venue of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang (KOR). The dress rehearsal for the Olympic races is scheduled for 13 – 19 March 2017.©RWH2016
The 2016/2017 IBSF highlights
1. BMW IBSF Bobsleigh + Skeleton World Cup Whistler (CAN) 28 Nov-3 Dec 2016
2. BMW IBSF Bobsleigh + Skeleton World Cup Lake Placid (USA) 12-17 Dec 2016
3. BMW IBSF Bobsleigh + Skeleton World Cup Altenberg (GER) 2-8 Jan 2017
4. BMW IBSF Bobsleigh + Skeleton World Cup Winterberg (GER) 9-15 Jan 2017
5. BMW IBSF Bobsleigh + Skeleton World Cup St. Moritz (SUI) 16-22 Jan 2017
6. BMW IBSF Bobsleigh + Skeleton World Cup Königssee (GER) 23-29 Jan 2017
7. BMW IBSF Bobsleigh + Skeleton World Cup Innsbruck (AUT) 30 Jan -5 Feb 2017
IBSF Para-Sport World Championships St. Moritz (SUI) 30 Jan -5 Feb 2017
BMW IBSF Bobsleigh & Skeleton World Championships 2017 Sochi (RUS) 13-26 Feb 2017
8. BMW IBSF Bobsleigh + Skeleton World Cup PyeongChang (KOR) 13-19 Mar 2017
29 Feb 2020
Half time in 4-man bobsleigh with Walther, Kibermanis and Lochner taking top three spots
28 Feb 2020
Swiss skeleton athlete Marina Gilardoni on course for World Championship gold half-way through the action