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Sporting countdown for IBSF athletes starts with BMW IBSF World Championships

Bobsleigh and Skeleton training in Yanqing Sliding Center from 5 to 27 October 2021

Beijing (RWH) One year from now, on 4 February 2022, the Olympic Winter Games 2022 are due to kick-off in the Chinese capital Beijing. On this occasion, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has prepared a series of digitally-led activities under the message of the Olympic brand campaign #StrongerTogether. All events acknowlede the power of sport to bring people together and to support the resilience and strength of the athletes as they prepare for the Games.

This will be supplemented by an event in Beijing to mark one year until the Games begin A broadcast shown on Chinese national television from 7.55 p.m. local time includes a video message with IOC President Thomas Bach issuing invitations to NOCs representing all continents and the future Games hosts.

From 4–20 February 2022, the best winter athletes will gather in Beijing. Events will be held in 15 disciplines across seven sports at the Beijing 2022 Games with 109 sets of medals to be awarded. As one of seven new events, Women’s Monobob will make the debut as part of the Olympic program.

The sporting 365-days-countdown for the athletes of the International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation IBSF kicks-off this weekend with the highlight of the pre-olympic season, the BMW IBSF World Championships 2021 in Altenberg (GER). Additionally to the other Olympic disciplines Women’s and Men’s Skeleton as well as 2-woman, 2-man and 4-man Bobsleigh, Women’s Monobob will have the premiere on the World Championships level one year before it steps onto the Olympic stage.

To prepare for the Winter Games, the bobsleigh and skeleton athletes will come together at the new Yanqing Sliding Center for an international training period from 5 to 27 October 2021 ahead of the Olympic season. ©RWH2021

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