Bath (RWH) Tony Wallington OBE is the new President of the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA) and succeeds British Bobsleigh icon Lord Glentoran (Robin Dixon). Lord Glentoran won the only Olympic gold for Great Britain in the 2-man Bobsleigh alongside pilot Tony Nash at the 1964 Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck (AUT). On the famous natural sliding track in St. Moritz (SUI), a curve is named in honour of the Nash/Dixon duo. Lord Glentoran added the World Championship title to his Olympic crown in 1965. The 84-years-old has been President of the British Bobsleigh Association and then the BBSA since 1987.
Tony Wallington competed for Great Britain in the 4-man Bobsleigh at the 1980 and 1984 Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid, where he was Team Captain and finished ninth, and Sarajevo respectively. The 70-years-old held ice coach, equipment manager and Performance Director roles at the 1988, 1992, 1994, 1998 and 2002Olympic Winter Games. In Nagano in 1998, the British 4-man Bobsleigh team with pilot Sean Olsson won Olympic Bronze. ©RWH2019