IOC announces Women’s Monobob as new discipline for 2022 Winter Olympics
At the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games the International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation (IBSF) will now be represented with Women´s Skeleton, Men´s Skeleton, Women´s Monobob, 2-Woman Bobsleigh, 2-Man Bobsleigh and 4-Man Bobsleigh.
„We are very honoured that the IOC Executive Board decided to add Women‘s Monobob to the program of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games“, said Ivo Ferriani, President of the International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation IBSF. „It will not just give our female athletes another medal opportunity but will also allow our National Federation to further develop the female participation.“
Not a part of the 2022 Olympic programme in Beijing will be 4-Woman Bobsleigh, the Bobsleigh/Skeleton Team Competition and a Mixed Skeleton Competition. All three were proposed by the IBSF earlier this year.
4-Man Bobsleigh is part of the Olympic programme since the first edition of Winter Games 1924 in Chamonix (FRA), 2-Man Bobsleigh was added in Lake Placid 1932. Olympic medals in Men’s Skeleton were awarded in St. Moritz (SUI) in 1928 and 1948. 2002 in Salt Lake City (USA), Women’s Bobsleigh, Women’s Skeleton and again Men’s Skeleton entered the Olympic stage. ©RWH2018
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