St Moritz has been awarded the 2023 International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) World Championships.
St Moritz, the renown Swiss resort, has been awarded the 2023 International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) World Championships. Sochi, Whistler and Winterberg have applied to be the host of the 2024 edition of the event.
During the IBSF Congress in Prague, the Olympia Bob Run St Moritz-Celerina track was confirmed as the location for the 2023 World Championships.
It is the 24th time that St Moritz has being host on its entirety or part of the IBSF’s flagship event outside of the Olympic Games.
St Moritz has also been given the hosting rights for the IBSF Junior World Championships in 2021 at the Congress in Prague.
Heike Größwang, IBSF secretary general has told delegates at the meeting that Sochi (Russia), Whistler (Canada) and Winterberg (Germany) have submitted bids for the 2024 World Championships.
The Sanki Sliding Centre in Sochi was the stage of both bobsleigh and skeleton events at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games but was not included on the list of IBSF World Cup venues for the 2019-20 ski season.
Russia is offering Sochi as a hosting site as it is trying to rehabilitate following the doping scheme at major events including the Winter Olympics in 2014.
Whistler was host to this year’s IBSF World Championships and will stage the 2021 Luge World Championships.
Winterberg has held the event on four occasions, last time in 2015.
The IBSF is due to select the 2024 host at its Congress next year due to be held in China.
Jamaica was conditionally awarded the 2021 IBSF Congress by the delegates at the Prague event.
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