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International Bobsleigh And Skeleton Federation
The International
International
Bobsleigh
Bobsleigh
and Skeleton Federation (IBSF), originally known by the French name Fédération Internationale de Bobsleigh
Bobsleigh
et de Tobogganing (FIBT), is the international sports federation for bobsleigh and skeleton. It acts as an umbrella organization for 14 national bobsleigh and skeleton associations as of 2007[update]. It was founded on November 23, 1923 by the delegates of Great Britain, France, Switzerland, Canada and the United States at the meeting of their first International
International
Congress in Paris, France. In June 2015, it announced a name change from FIBT to IBSF. The federation's headquarters are in Lausanne, Switzerland.[1]Contents1 History – bobsleigh 2 History – skeleton 3 IBSF competitions 4 Presidents 5 Championships 6 References 7 External linksHistory – bobsleigh[edit]This section does not cite any sources
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Bobsleigh
This audio file was created from a revision of the article "Bobsleigh" dated 2006-02-04, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. (Audio help) More spoken articles Bobsleigh
Bobsleigh
or bobsled is a winter sport in which teams of two or four teammates make timed runs down narrow, twisting, banked, iced tracks in a gravity-powered sleigh. The timed runs are combined to calculate the final score. The various types of sleds came several years before the first tracks were built in St. Moritz, Switzerland, where the original bobsleds were adapted upsized luge/skeleton sleds designed by the adventurously wealthy to carry passengers. All three types were adapted from boys' delivery sleds and toboggans. Competition naturally followed, and to protect the working class and rich visitors in the streets and byways of St Moritz, bobsledding was eventually banned from the public highway
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Almicare Rotta
Amilcare Rotta (1 November 1911 – 17 August 1981) was an Italian bobsledder and sportsman who became the second president of the Fédération Internationale de Bobsleigh et de Tobogganing (FIBT – International Bobsleigh and Tobogganing Federation), serving from 1960 to 1978. Rotta was Italian champion in the four-man bobsleigh event who also competed in rowing, boxing, and fencing with success. From 1952 to 1960, he served as president of the Italian Bobsleigh Commission, part of the Italian Winter Sports Federation
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Austria
Coordinates: 47°20′N 13°20′E / 47.333°N 13.333°E / 47.333; 13.333 Republic
Republic
of Austria Republik Österreich  (German)FlagCoat of armsAnthem: Land der Berge, Land am Strome  (German) Land of Mountains, Land by the RiverLocation of  Austria  (dark green) – in Europe  (green & dark grey) – in the European Union  (green)  –  [Legend]Capital and largest city Vienna 48°12′N 16°21′E / 48.200°N 16.350°E / 48.200; 16.350Off
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Winter Olympics
The Winter Olympic Games
Olympic Games
(French: Jeux olympiques d'hiver)[nb 1] is a major international sporting event held once every four years for sports practised on snow and ice. The first Winter Olympics, the 1924 Winter Olympics, were held in Chamonix, France. The modern Olympic games were inspired by the ancient Olympic Games, which were held in Olympia, Greece, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. Baron Pierre de Coubertin
Pierre de Coubertin
founded the International Olympic Committee
International Olympic Committee
(IOC) in 1894, leading to the first modern Summer Games in Athens, Greece in 1896
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1928 Winter Olympics
The 1928 Winter
Winter
Olympics, officially known as the II Olympic Winter Games (French: Les IIes Jeux olympiques d'hiver; German: Olympische Winterspiele 1928; Italian: II Giochi olimpici invernali; Romansh: Gieus olimpics d'enviern 1928), were a winter multi-sport event which was celebrated February 11–19, 1928 in St. Moritz, Switzerland. The 1928 Games were the first true Winter
Winter
Olympics held on its own as they were not in conjunction with a Summer Olympics. The preceding 1924 Games were retroactively renamed the inaugural Winter
Winter
Olympics, though they had been in fact part of the 1924 Summer Olympics
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1948 Winter Olympics
The 1948 Winter Olympics, officially known as the V Olympic Winter Games (French: Les Ves Jeux olympiques d'hiver; German: Olympische Winterspiele 1948; Italian: V Giochi olimpici invernali; Romansh: Gieus olimpics d'enviern 1948), was a winter multi-sport event celebrated in 1948 in St. Moritz, Switzerland. The Games were the first to be celebrated after World War II; it had been 12 years since the last Winter Games in 1936. From the selection of a host city in a neutral country to the exclusion of Japan
Japan
and Germany, the political atmosphere of the post-war world was inescapable during the Games. The organizing committee faced several challenges due to the lack of financial and human resources consumed by the war. These were the first of two winter Olympic Games
Olympic Games
under the IOC presidency of Sigfrid Edström. There were 28 nations that marched in the opening ceremonies on January 30, 1948
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Athens
Athens
Athens
(/ˈæθɪnz/;[3] Greek: Αθήνα, Athína [aˈθina], Ancient Greek: Ἀθῆναι, Athênai [a.tʰɛ̂ː.nai̯]) is the capital and largest city of Greece
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Greece
Greece
Greece
(Greek: Ελλάδα), officially the Hellenic Republic (Ελληνική Δημοκρατία), historically also known as Hellas, is a country located in Southern Europe,[10] with a population of approximately 11 million as of 2016. Athens
Athens
is the nation's capital and largest city, followed by Thessaloniki. Greece
Greece
is located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Situated on the southern tip of the Balkan Peninsula, it shares land borders with Albania
Albania
to the northwest, the Republic of Macedonia
Republic of Macedonia
and Bulgaria
Bulgaria
to the north, and Turkey
Turkey
to the northeast
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Luge
A luge /luːʒ/ is a small one- or two-person sled on which one sleds supine (face up) and feet-first. A luger steers by using their calf muscles to flex the sled's runners or by exerting opposite shoulder pressure to the seat. Racing sleds weigh 21–25 kg (46–55 lb) for singles and 25–30 kg (55–66 lb) for doubles.[1] Luge
Luge
is also the name of an Olympic sport. Lugers can reach speeds of 140 km/h (87 mph)
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Europe
Europe
Europe
is a continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere
Northern Hemisphere
and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere. It is bordered by the Arctic
Arctic
Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. It comprises the westernmost part of Eurasia. Since around 1850, Europe
Europe
is most commonly considered as separated from Asia
Asia
by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus
Caucasus
Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas, and the waterways of the Turkish Straits.[5] Though the term "continent" implies physical geography, the land border is somewhat arbitrary and has moved since its first conception in classical antiquity
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Igls
Innsbruck
Innsbruck
(German: [ˈɪnsbʁʊk], local pronunciation: [ˈɪnʃprʊk]) is the capital city of Tyrol
Tyrol
in western Austria
Austria
and is the fifth-largest city in Austria
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Count Renaud De La Frégeolière
Count Renaud de la Frégeolière (29 April 1886 – 16 April 1981) was a French author who became the first president of the Fédération Internationale de Bobsleigh et de Tobogganing (FIBT – International Bobsleigh and Tobogganing Federation), serving from 1923 to 1960. Frégeolière made his first bobsleigh descent at Leysin, Switzerland in 1907 which led him to an early career in the sport. Six years later, he co-authored a book with Jules Magnus, founder of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), on the Winter Games. Frégeolière developed rules and brought together various bobsleigh clubs in Europe which led to the formation of the FIBT in 1923. He had hoped to compete at the bobsleigh event at the track helped construct for the 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix, but a training injury prevented this. Frégeolière judged fifty FIBT World Championships, including ten bobsleigh Winter Olympics between 1924 and his 1960 retirement
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Klaus Kotter
Klaus Kotter (27 May 1934 – 13 May 2010) was a West German-German tax consultant who served as the third president of the Fédération Internationale de Bobsleigh et de Tobogganing (FIBT – International Bobsleigh and Tobogganing Federation), serving as interim from 1978 to 1980, then as president from 1980 to 1994. Born in Prien am Chiemsee, Kotter became treasurer of the West German Bobsleigh, Luge, and Skeleton Federation (BSD, German since 1990 reunification). By the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, he was Olympic attache for the West German Olympic Committee, the same year he was elected Vice President of the FIBT. In 1978, he was named interim FIBT President following the ill health of then-president Almicare Rotta on Italy. Kotter was elected president in 1980, serving until 1994. In 1986, Kotter was named BSD president, a position he held until his 2004 retirement
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Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City
(often shortened to Salt Lake and abbreviated as SLC) is the capital and the most populous municipality of the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Utah. With an estimated population of 190,884 in 2014,[7] the city is the core of the Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City
metropolitan area, which has a population of 1,153,340 (2014 estimate). Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City
is further situated within a larger metropolis known as the Salt Lake City–Ogden–Provo Combined Statistical Area
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Robert H. Storey
Robert H. Storey (born December 3, 1942)[1] is a Canadian bobsledder who competed from the mid-1960s to the early 1970s who later became a businessman and chairman to two communication companies in Canada. Storey served as fourth president of the Fédération Internationale de Bobsleigh et de Tobogganing (FIBT – International Bobsleigh and Tobogganing Federation) from 1994 to 2010, and was instrumental in Vancouver being awarded the 2010 Winter Olympics. Bobsleigh career[edit] A native of Collingwood, Ontario, Storey got into bobsleigh in the mid-1960s
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