Bobsleigh is a very important sport for St. Moritz, as it was here that this fascinating winter olympic sport was invented, at the end of the nineteenth century.
Olympic bobsleigh run in St. Moritz / Celerina was inaugurated in the year 1904, and it is the world’s only ice-natural bobsleigh run. All other runs of Europe, North America or Japan have to be artificially frozen.
Olympic bobsleigh run (simply called bob run) is 1722m. long, it takes just 75 seconds to cover. In the track 135 km / h maximum speed and a power of up to 4.5 G can be achieved.
It has been the venue of 2 Olympic competitions and numerous sport events. Every year the athletes test their skills in the skeleton (simple sled) and luge (lightweight sled). The annual competitions on sledding (sleds are made of horns) and figure-skating in the bob run are very popular every year.
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