IBSF Bobsleigh, Skeleton and Para Sport WCh 2028

Olympia Bob Run chosen as venue

At the annual congress of the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) in Lake Placid today, the Swiss delegation (the national sports association Swiss Sliding and the representatives of the bobsleigh track) presented the Olympia Bob Run St. Moritz – Celerina as a potential venue for the 2028 IBSF Bob, Skeleton and Para Sport World Championships.

Gregor Stähli, Managing Director of the world’s only natural ice bobsleigh run, impressed the voters with his presentation and Switzerland was awarded the contract against competition from Austria. The Olympia Bob Run St. Moritz – Celerina will therefore host the Bobsleigh, Skeleton and Para Sport World Championships in 2028. This year is particularly significant for the sport of bobsleigh and skeleton, as 2028 will not only mark the 100th anniversary of the Olympic Games in the Engadin, but also the 125th anniversary of the start of the first track construction of the Olympia Bob Run in autumn 1903.

The Swiss delegation expressed their delight at the decision: “We are thrilled to be able to organise the inclusive World Championships in such a historic year. We will offer athletes, coaches, fans and visitors an unforgettable event at the birthplace of bobsleigh and skeleton. Our heartfelt thanks go to everyone who voted for us and supported us.”