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Olympic sport since 1924
Saumya Srivastava
IAIS Noida
Lake Placid February 1932. Award ceremony for the four-manbobsleigh event at the III Olympic Winter Games (L to R):the teams of USA II (2nd), Italy (5th), Germany (3rd),Switzerland (4th) and in the foreground, sitting in the bob,the members of the victorious USA I team.Credit: Getty Images/IOC Olympic Museum Collections
Innsbruck, February 1964, IX Olympic Winter Games.Bobsleigh Italia I with Eugenio MONTI and Sergio SIORPAESon board.Credit: IOC Olympic Museum Collections
Nagano, 15 February 1998. Two-man bob, Guenther Huberand Antonio Tartaglia (ITA), equal 1st place.Credit: Getty Images/Jamie SquireAlbertville, 22February 1992. IngoAppelt, HaraldWinkler, GerhardHaidacher and ThomasSchroll (AUT-1) 1st,at the start.Credit: GettyImages/Chris Cole
Bobsleigh racing was developed in search of the ultimate thrill by the 19thcentury.
Considered the world's first sliding sport, skeleton originated in the Swisstown of St. Moritz in the late 1800s. The first competition was held in1884. Riders raced down the road from St. Moritz to Celerina, where thewinner received a bottle of champagne. It wasn't until 1887 that ridersbegan competing in the prone position used today. The sport took its namein 1892, when a new sled made mostly of metal was introduced. Peoplethought it looked like a skeleton.
The sport's governing body, the Federation Internationale de Bobsleigh etTobagganing (FIBT), was founded in 1923. This competition has been partof the official programme since the 1st Olympic Winter Games in ChamonixMont Blanc in 1924.

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