ADIRONDACK DAILY ENTERPRISE
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation announced Friday, Sept. 17 that Winterberg, Germany and Lake Placid will be the hosts for the IBSF Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Championships 2024 and 2025, respectively. Delegates at the 2021 Annual Congress of the IBSF approved the bids of both tracks, according to a press release.
By decision of the congress, Winterberg will also host the 2023 IBSF Junior World Championships, and Lake Placid will be the venue for the 2022 IBSF Summer Push World Championships in the new training facilities at Mount Van Hoevenberg, including the indoor ice start track opened this summer.
This will be the first time Lake Placid has hosted the World Championships since 2012. Lake Placid was supposed to host the World Championships in February of this year, but they were moved to Altenberg, Germany instead due to the coronavirus pandemic. They were held in Altenberg in 2020 as well.
The 2023 IBSF World Championships will be hosted by St. Moritz, Switzerland.
The 2022 IBSF Congress, in the 99th year of the Olympic winter sports federation, will take place in the Olympic capital Lausanne. The 2023 congress was unanimously awarded to Jamaica. The Jamaican Bobsled & Skeleton Federation originally was host for the 2021 congress that was then switched to a virtual format due to COVID-related travel restrictions.
Photo: The victorious USA 1 four-man bobsled with driver Steve Holcomb and crew members Justin Olsen, Steve Langton and Curtis Tomasevicz heads up the finish ramp at the end of the fourth and final run Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012 during the FIBT Bobsled and Skeleton World Championships at Mount Van Hoevenberg. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)