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  • News | Beijing 2022

    Secrets of monobob with Canada’s Cynthia Appiah

    The heartbreak of not competing at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 drives Cynthia Appiah. After coming so close to achieving her ambition, the Canadian former bobsleigh brakewoman decided to quit the sport’s team event and take up the new Olympic winter discipline of monobob in an attempt to compete at Beijing 2022. She tells us why it is an exciting time to be at the cutting edge of her sport.
    23 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Bobsleigh, Canada, Beijing 2022
  • News | Beijing 2022

    Women’s monobob – a new Olympic discipline is making headway

    Olympic fans were able to watch solo bobsleigh at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lillehammer 2016 and Lausanne 2020. The women’s event is now on the programme of the Winter Games in Beijing in 2022, and unlike other bobsleigh events, the athletes use a bob that is identical to those of all their competitors, giving pride of place to the driving, with the value of the equipment having no bearing.
    01 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Bobsleigh, Beijing 2022, Lausanne 2020, Lillehammer 2016, Women in Sport
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Czudaj and Nica share gold after dead heat in monobob finale

    When Alexander Czudaj (GER) sustained an arm injury that meant he could no longer pursue his chosen sport of javelin, like many young people he turned to his father for advice.
    20 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020, Bobsleigh
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    History maker: Georgeta Popescu on her Lausanne 2020 fairytale

    Olympic.org speaks to the women’s monobob athlete, who became the first-ever Romanian woman to win a Winter Games gold medal at the iconic Olympia Bob Run in St Moritz.
    15 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG, Monobob, Romania, Women in Sport
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Nydegger stays humble after earning acclaim for skeleton triumph

    Germany’s Lukas David Nydegger reigned supreme from start to finish to win the men’s skeleton gold medal on Monday, concluding two days of thrilling action in the sport at the St. Moritz Olympia Bob Run.
    20 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020, Skeleton, Germany
  • Bob Beamon - Long Jump men | Video

    Bob Beamon - Long Jump men

    The long jump in Mexico featured an outstanding field. All three medallists from the 1964 Games had returned, along with strong challengers from East Germany, Australia and the Soviet Union. The narrow favourite, though, was another newcomer – the American Bob Beamon, from New York.
  • Bob de Jong Wins First Olympic Gold | Video

    Bob de Jong Wins First Olympic Gold

    For 13 minutes and 1.57 seconds, Bob de Jong skates with only one goal in mind, to earn his first gold. Eight years after winning his first medal, silver in Nanago 1998, Bob becomes an Olympic champion in the 10000m event, beating world record holder Chad Hedrick. Speed Skating Men's 10000m Final - Turin 2006 Winter Olympics - Bob de Jong (NED), Chad Hedrick (USA), Carl Verheijen (NED)
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