Bobsleigh at Whistler Sliding Centre
Bobsleighs are built to hold either a two-person or four-person team and feature a
rounded fiberglass nose and four steel runners. The competition begins with racers
pushing off as fast as they can for 50 metres, then jumping into the bobsleigh for a
seated descent down the 1,450 metre track. The driver steers while the brakeperson
stops the sled at the end.
Four heats are held over two days with the gold going to the team with the lowest
combined time. Men compete in the two-person and four-person races while women compete
in the two-person only.
Get more information about the sport from Vancouver2010.com.
Canada's Olympic Bobsleigh Team
David Bissett - Edmonton, Alberta
Lascelles Brown - Clarendon, Jamaica
Shelley-Ann Brown - Pickering, Ontario
Kaillie Humphries - Calgary, Alberta
Justin Kripps - Na'alehu, Hawaii
Pierre Lueders - Edmonton, Alberta
Heather Moyse - Summerside, PEI
Lyndon Rush - Humboldt, Saskatchewan
Helen Upperton - Calgary, Alberta