Bobsleigh consists of three events in the Olympic programme; the male four-man and two-man and female two-man. Each event consists of four heats, held on two consecutive days. The four runs are timed to 0.01 seconds. The final standings are determined by the total time over the four runs; the winner is the sled with the lowest aggregate time. If two teams complete the competition in a tie, they are awarded the same place. For contact details of Irish Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association please click Full story
Ireland's Pat Shannon, will be one of thirty world class skeleton sliders taking part in the Men's Skeleton event at the Olympic Sliding Centre,Whistler on the 18,19th February.
Ireland will be represented for the first time at the Winter Olympics in the Women's Bobsleigh. Following this afternoon's successful run in San Moritz by pilot Aoife Hoey and brakewoman Clare Bergin. Ireland took the final qualifying spot and will be one of 20 x 2 women bob teams in Vancouver.
Three young Irish women enter the final stages of qualifying for the Vancouver Winter Games in February. It's a sport that appeals to one's adventurous side, while also inducing a shake of the head as teams of men and women somehow fit themselves into a tiny pod and hurtle down the ice at alarming speeds.
Ireland's Olympic Bobsleigh coach Horst Hornlein will play a crucial role in his team's performance in Whistler.
Ireland's prospects of qualifying for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games were enhanced today after confirmation by FIBT that Aiofe Hoey's x2 bob will now be able to compete in the 2009/10 World Cup circuit.
Pat Shannon, Skeleton Bob, has become the 5th Irish athlete to receive an Olympic Scholarship to help him qualify and compete at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games. For the first time in the history of Olympic Winter Games, some of the Vancouver hopefuls are recipients of individual scholarships from Olympic Solidarity to help cover their travel, training and coaching costs during the preparation and qualification process.
Ireland's women bobsleighers have received a major boost from the Olympic Council of Ireland as they attempt to qualify for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada.