Bobsleigh is a cool freaking sport. I mean, you're barreling down an inclined plane with a low coefficient of friction, and curves! In this big freaking metal monstrosity. And you're trying to make it go FASTER! Crazy!

I think the best use that we could put a bobsled track to would probably be downhill skating. Wouldn't that be great? Whoever gets the furthest down the track before falling wins!

Oh yeah, back to the bobsleigh. It's fast paced and exciting. I wouldn't want to be one of the guys in the back, because I couldn't trust the guy in front not to flip us over.

For the 1988 Olympics in Calgary, Alberta, the Jamaicans sent a team. They did badly, and I think their sled flipped. But they picked it up and carried it across the line. That was cool. Disney made a movie about it. What other sport do they make movies about the team that comes in last?! Cool huh. Oh yeah, the movie's name was Cool Runnings.

Germans are really good at this sport, as are the Swiss.

Oh yeah, and they finally started letting women in on the Olympic medals. Finally realized that it's the 21st Century I guess.

Medal Count: 4-Man:
               Gold    Silver    Bronze
Germany          7        3         6
Switzerland      5        5         4        
United States    3        4         3
Italy            1        2         1
Austria          1        2         0
Great Britain    0        1         2
Canada           1        0         0
Belgium          0        1         1
Soviet Union     0        0         1
France           0        0         1
Medal Count: 2-Man:
               Gold    Silver    Bronze
Germany          5        7         4
Switzerland      4        5         5
Italy            3        2         2
United States    2        1         3
Soviet Union     1        0         1
Canada           1        0         0
Great Britain    1        0         0
Romania          0        0         1
Medal Count: 2-Woman (Hah! This one's easy to count up!)
               Gold     Silver     Bronze
United States    1        0         0
Germany          0        1         1
Results by Year: 2-Man Bobsleigh
  • Germany I: Christoph Langen, Markus Zimmermann 3:10.11 - Gold
  • Switzerland I: Christian Reich, Steve Anderhub 3:10.20 - Silver
  • Switzerland II: Martin Annen, Beat Hefti 3:10.62 - Bronze
2-Woman Bobsleigh
  • United States II: Jill Bakken, Vonetta Flowers 1:37.76 - Gold
  • Germany I: Sandra Profkoff, Ulrike Holzner 1:38.06 - Silver
  • Germany II: Susi-Lisa Erdmann, Nicole Herschmann 1:38.29 - Bronze

  • Nagano, Japan. 1998
    4-Man Bobsleigh 2-Man Bobsleigh
    • Canada: Pierre Lueders David MacEachern 3:37.24 - Gold
    • Italy: Guenther Huber Antonio Tartaglia 3:37.24 - Gold
    • Germany: Christoph Langen, Zimmermann 3:37.89 - Bronze

  • Lillehammer, Norway. 1994
    4-Man Bobsleigh
  • 2-Man Bobsleigh
    • Switzerland: Gustav Weder, Donat Acklin 3:30.81 - Gold
    • Switzerland: Reto Götsch, Guido Acklin 3:30.86 - Silver
    • Italy Gunther Huber, Stefano Ticci 3:31.01 - Bronze

  • Albertville, France. 1992
    4-Man Bobsleigh
  • 2-Man Bobsleigh
  • Calgary, Canada. 1988
    4-Man Bobsleigh
  • 2-Man Bobsleigh
  • Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. 1984
    4-Man Bobsleigh
  • 2-Man Bobsleigh
  • Lake Placid, United States. 1980
    4-Man Bobsleigh
  • 2-Man Bobsleigh
  • Innsbruck, Austria. 1976
    4-Man Bobsleigh
  • 2-Man Bobsleigh
  • Sapporo, Japan. 1972
    4-Man Bobsleigh
  • 2-Man Bobsleigh
  • Grenoble, France. 1968
    4-Man Bobsleigh
  • 2-Man Bobsleigh
    • Italy I 4:41.54 - Gold
    • West Germany I 4:41.54 - Silver
    • Romania I 4:44.46 - Bronze

    • No, I don't know why two gold medals weren't awarded in this case. This was the only time I was able to find, perhaps they did have it a bit more accurate.

  • Innsbruck, Austria. 1964
    4-Man Bobsleigh
  • 2-Man Bobsleigh
  • Squaw Valley, United States. 1960
    These jerks didn't have a bobsled track because they didn't feel like spending the cash to pay for it. Bah, missing out!


  • Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. 1956
    4-Man Bobsleigh
  • 2-Man Bobsleigh
  • Oslo, Norway. 1952
    4-Man Bobsleigh
  • 2-Man Bobsleigh
  • St. Moritz, Switzerland. 1948
    4-Man Bobsleigh
  • 2-Man Bobsleigh
  • The 1940 and 1944 Winter Olympics, planned for Sapporo, Japan and Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, where canceled due to this little thing called World War II.

  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. 1936
    4-Man Bobsleigh
  • 2-Man Bobsleigh
  • Lake Placid, United States. 1932
    4-Man Bobsleigh
  • 2-Man Bobsleigh
  • St. Moritz, Switzerland. 1928
    4-Man Bobsleigh

  • Chamonix, France. 1924
    4-Man Bobsleigh

  • Sources:
    tsn.ca
    cbs.sportsline.com

    Log in or register to write something here or to contact authors.