IBSF athletes from 30 nations compete at PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games
PyeongChang (RWH) Athletes from 30 nations and all five Olympic continents will compete in bobsleigh and skeleton sports at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang (KOR, 9-25 February).
The International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation IBSF just finished the allocation process for the Olympic quota places. Thus, the National Olympic Committees of AUS, AUT, BEL, BRA, CAN, CHN, CRO, CZE, ESP, FRA, GBR, GER, GHA, ISR, ITA, JAM, JPN, KOR, LAT, MON, NED, NGR, NOR, NZL, POL, ROU, RUS, SUI, UKR und den USA will send athletes to the competitions in PyeongChang Olympic Sliding Center. The NOCs now have until January 28 to determine which athletes will use the quota places.
Host Nation Korea will have athletes in all five IBSF disciplines (Women’s Skeleton, Men’s Skeleton, Women’s Bobsleigh, 2-Man Bobsleigh, 4-Man Bobsleigh).
Athletes from Africa will take part at three of the five Olympic competitions: Akwasi Frimpong secured a quota spot for Ghana in Men’s Skeleton, Simidele Adeagbo from Nigeria earned one im Women’s Skeleton. The team of bobsleigh pilot Seun Adigun qualified a quota spot for Nigeria in Women’s Bobsleigh.
China, the 2022 Olympic host with the capital Beijing, also competes in PyeongChang: The Chinese NOK got one spot in Men’s Skeleton and 4-Man Bobsleigh, respectively, and two spots in 2-Man Bobsleigh. ©RWH2018
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