Tag - bobsled



Japan Times
Feb 15, 2022
Bobsled rivals face an uphill struggle against Germany's resources
Germany has won six out of seven available golds so far in Beijing. But along with abundant talent, the country can marshal resources that are the envy of its rivals.
Japan Times
Dec 5, 2021
All women and all alone: Monobob leads new events for 2022 Olympics
With more affordable equipment and the need for only a single driver, monobob could offer countries other than the traditional sledding superpowers a chance to capture Olympic gold.
Japan Times
Feb 24, 2018
Japan bobsled makers miss out on Olympic games glory
On Feb. 17, the BBC reported that the Jamaican women's bobsled team would compete in its “preferred sled” at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea “after a beer producer purchased the craft and donated it” to the team. The main concern had been the departure of the team’s German coach,...
Japan Times
Jan 3, 2018
Japanese craftsmen prep bobsleigh for Jamaica's team at Pyeongchang
With the Pyeongchang Olympics approaching, craftsmen from Tokyo are giving Jamaican bobsleigh athletes an extra push with an original sled.
Jan 17, 2016
Jamaica team opts to use Japanese bobsleigh in 2018 Olympic Games
The "Shitamachi bobsleigh," developed by factories in Tokyo's Ota Ward, will be provided for free to the Jamaican team aiming to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics, according to the promotion committee.
Feb 11, 2014
Spokeswoman Bird to name adopted puppy Sochi
Amanda Bird, the U.S. bobsled and skeleton spokeswoman, is seeking to adopt a puppy from a shelter established by aluminum billionaire Oleg Deripaska in the Russian city hosting the Winter Olympics.
Japan Times
Jan 17, 2013
'Shitamachi' plants flex tech muscle by developing nation's first bobsled
Young owners of several small manufacturing firms in the "shitamachi" area of Tokyo's Ota Ward have built the nation's first bobsled in an effort to demonstrate their technological prowess despite facing a prolonged recession that has gutted the historic area of factories.


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