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- n. A winter sport in which teams make timed runs down narrow, twisting, banked purpose-built iced tracks in a gravity-powered sled.
- n. The sled used in the sport of bobsleigh
- v. To ride a bobsleigh.
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- n. a long racing sled (for 2 or more people) with a steering mechanism
- n. formerly two short sleds coupled together
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To be fair, a good number of these persons were once good at riding horses, shooting guns, sailing yachts, and/or participating in bobsleigh competitions, among other hearty out-of-door recreations of the very rich.
But the bobsleigh has been an Olympic winter sport since 1924 and has all the thrills of a giant gravity-fed roller coaster.
A NASCAR guy decided to have a go at redesigning the bobsleigh; Stephen Colbert got his viewers to sponsor the speed skaters.
No wonder they named a bend at the Olympic bobsleigh track in St Moritz after him.
Sachs was a German millionaire playboy and 1958 European bobsleigh champion.
Kenya has long dominated distance running at the Summer Olympics, but some Kenyans believe they could one day rival Jamaica's famous bobsleigh team by bringing their own brand of "cool runnings" to a major tournament.
Their story is one of unlikelihood and guts, with echoes of the famous Jamaican bobsleigh team at the 1988 Calgary Games.
Hollywood made a film about them and a measure of their legacy is that Jamaica has a Winter Olympic bobsleigh team to this day.
The Power2Podium initiative, jointly coordinated by UK Sport and the English Institute of Sport, is aimed at applicants whose natural attributes can be honed to an international standard in disciplines such as athletics, rugby sevens, bobsleigh and skeleton, canoeing, sprint cycling and weightlifting.
They go to a little lake nearby in the summer for swimming; in the cold season walks are organised and when snow has fallen they have got a bobsleigh at their disposition and some skis which sport they appreciate very much.