St. Moritz (RWH) Where myths and legends are created, history must be preserved and made tangible. That is why a Walk of Fame for bobsleigh and skeleton as well as a Hall of Fame for their most famous protagonists will be inaugurated at the IBSF Bobsleigh, Skeleton and Para Bobsleigh World Championships 2023 (22 January to 5 February 2023) at the Olympic Bob Run St. Moritz-Celerina, as the organisers announced in a media release.
The unique natural ice bobsleigh track in the Upper Engadine will become an open-air museum. Here, where the world's first international bobsleigh races took place in 1897, homage will be paid to the fascinating sport of sled racing. A walk of fame leads from the info point at the start along the legendary Olympic bobsleigh run St. Moritz-Celerina through the history of the sport of bobsleigh and skeleton. The Walk of Fame will be officially inaugurated on 29 January 2023 (11:00 a.m.) at Sunny Corner.
The Hall of Fame, which the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) and Olympia Bob Run Historic (OBR) are jointly building, will be inaugurated on 2 February 2023. In this "Hall of Fame", national and international personalities who have rendered outstanding services to the sport of bobsleigh and skeleton will find a place. The first legends to be inducted into the Hall of Fame will include the Olympic gold medallists in Sapporo in 1972 with Jean Wicky, Hans Leutenegger, Werner Camichel, and Edi Hubacher, as well as Switzerland's most successful bobsledder, Erich Schärer. Every year, more athletes, designers and officials from the ice sports scene are added to the list.
In addition, the Bobsleigh Museum Association is integrated into the Olympic Bob Run St. Moritz-Celerina as a Historic Department. This will bring a globally unique collection of bobsleds, medals, cups, equipment, diplomas, documents and other valuable material to the place where this historic sport originated 125 years ago. The numerous exhibits will be on display in the future Bobsleigh and Skeleton Museum in St. Moritz.