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Schedule & Results: Catch Up

(Local) / 11:15 AM 25 Feb (PyeongChang)
4-man Heat 4

Germany (GER)
Germany (GER)
Republic of Korea (KOR)

(Local) / 09:30 AM 25 Feb (PyeongChang)
4-man Heat 3

(Local) / 11:07 AM 24 Feb (PyeongChang)
4-man Heat 2

(Local) / 09:30 AM 24 Feb (PyeongChang)
4-man Heat 1

(Local) / 10:00 PM 21 Feb (PyeongChang)
Women Heat 4

Germany (GER)
United States of America (USA)
Canada (CAN)

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Full Bobsleigh Schedule & Results

Australian Bobsleigh male athletes will take to the track at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games from February 18-25, with medals awared in the both two-man and four-man events.

Sharing the course with fellow sliding sports, Skeleton and Luge, Bobsleigh will be the final sport to contest for Olympic medals at the 2018 Games.

Australians to Watch: Sochi Olympian Lucas Mata will provide Olympic experience in the men’s events, looking to improve on his 22nd place finish in the four-man race at the 2014 Games. Mata will pilot both the 2-man and 4-man events, joined by David Mari in the 2-man and Lachlan Reidy and Hayden Smith in the 4-man competition. 

The 2-man event will be held on Days 9 & 10 of the Games (February 18 & 19) and the 4-man taking to the track on Days 15 & 16 (February 24 & 25)

Qualification, Nomination & Selection

Australia qualified a men's bobsleigh team by placing in the top 26 on the IBSF ranking list during the 2017/18 qualification period. 

For the full details on qualification click here>>>

If an athlete has qualified then they will be eligible to be nominated to the Australian Olympic Committee for selection. For the full details on nomination to the Australian Olympic Winter Team click here for men>>>

Competition Format & Events

Bobsleigh consists of three events in the Olympic program; the male four-man and two-man and female two-man. Each event consists of four heats, held on two consecutive days. The four runs are timed to 0.01 seconds. The final standings are determined by the total time over the four runs; the winner is the sled with the lowest aggregate time. If two teams complete the competition in a tie, they are awarded the same place.

Since Torino, only the 20 best-ranked sleds will compete in the fourth run. Entries are limited to two sleds per nation. The starting order is decided according to the nation's rankings on the World Cup.

The athletes push the bobsleigh reaching speeds of about 40km/h before they jump onto it. Once the crew is loaded, the pilot steers the sled through twisting, high speed turns and straightaways where top speeds can reach over 130km/h. The success of a team hinges on the initial pushing phase, as well as the steering and the materials of the sled (the sled and blades). Maximum sled weight of the combined team and equipment is specified, and the temperature of the runners measured prior to the competition to deter warming. If the bobsleigh overturns, but all members of the team have passed the finish line inside it, the descent is considered valid.

Australia and Olympic Bobsleigh

Australia first competed in bobsleigh at Calgary 1988. There were two two-man teams and one four-man team. Australia has been represented at every Games since with the exception of Salt Lake 2002.

The best Australian two-man results were Jason Giobbi and Adam Barclay at Nagano 1998 and Jeremy Rolleston and Shane McKenzie at Torino 2006, who also placed 22nd. Justin McDonald, Glenn Carroll, Scott Walker and Adam Barclay achieved the best four-man result of 20th at Lillehammer 1994.

At Torino, Australia was represented for the first time ever in the women's event by Astrid Loch-Wilkinson and Kylie Reed who placed 14th. Loch-Wilkinson contested her second Games in Vancouver 2010 alongside teammate Cecilia McIntosh. In Vancouver there was also two two-man and one four-man squad in the men’s.

Pre-PyeongChang AUS Tally

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Fast Facts

International wrap -- Day 16 25 February 2018 (AEDT)

Catch up on all the action from the last day of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games.

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Aussie bobsleigh boys wrap up 2018 campaign in 25th 25 February 2018 (AEDT)

The Australian men's bobsleigh crew have finished 25th in the 4-man event on the final day of competition at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games.

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Bobsleigh boys reach new speeds 24 February 2018

Australia's 4-man bobsleigh team discuss Day 1 of competition.

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Catch up, Next up: Day 16 24 February 2018 (AEDT)

Today marks the final day of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games – how time flies?

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International wrap -- Day 15 24 February 2018 (AEDT)

It's been another action packed day at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

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Aussies in Action Day 15 24 February 2018

Check out all the past shots of the six Aussie athletes in action on the penultimate day of the PyeongChang 2018 Games.

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Aussies record personal best in day one of 4-man 24 February 2018 (AEDT)

The Aussie 4-man bobsleigh crew have finished their opening two runs of the 2018 Winter Games in 24th place, recording their fastest runs down the PyeongChang track.

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Finally time for Bobsleigh 4-man to shine 23 February 2018 (AEDT)

After standing on the sidelines for 14 days of Olympic competition, the Aussie bobsleigh crew will finally get their chance to shine tomorrow as the 4-man event kicks off at the Alpensia Sliding Center.

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Next Up, Catch up: Day 15 23 February 2018 (AEDT)

Quickly catch up on yesterday's excitement before you cheer on the Aussie 4-man bobsleigh crew today and the two Aussies in the grueling 50km Cross Country Mass Start.

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2-man down, 4-man to go 20 February 2018

The bobsleigh team have been in the centre of the Aussie cheer squad, but now it's their time to shine on the track in the 4-man event at the end of the week.

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International wrap - Day 10 20 February 2018 (AEDT)

For the first time in 20 years, the gold medal for the two-man bobsleigh has been shared by two teams -- Canada and Germany.

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Next up, catch up: Day 11 20 February 2018 (AEDT)

With medal parties, Olympic debuts, and Australian history being made at PyeongChang 2018, take a quick second to catch your breath on Day 11 as Australia has a quiet day before Andy Jung and Deanna Lockett take to the ice tonight.

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Aussie 2-man finish on a high 20 February 2018 (AEDT)

The Aussie bobsleigh two-man pair of Lucas Mata and David Mari have finished their opening Olympic event in 22nd place, recording a personal best time in their third run at the Alpensia Slidng Centre.

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Aussie-est quotes during the 2018 Winter Olympics 19 February 2018

It doesn't get much more Aussie than this!

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Aussies in Action - Day 10 19 February 2018

From the extreme heights of big air, to the pace of bobsleigh and speed skating, check out the Aussies in action on Day 10.

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Bobsleigh 2-man fire in runs 1 & 2 19 February 2018 (AEDT)

Aussie bobsleighers Lucas Mata and David Mari have kicked off their 2018 Olympic campaign tonight with two blistering runs in the 2-man event, finishing the night one place outside the top 20.

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Next up, Catch up: Day 10 18 February 2018 (AEDT)

Day 9 of PyeongChang 2018 has come and gone and plenty has gone down.

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International wrap - Day 9 18 February 2018 (AEDT)

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Aussies in action - Day 9 18 February 2018

All the best shots from the Aussies laying it down in PyeongChang.

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Next up, Catch up: Day 9: 17 February 2018 (AEDT)

We're now in the second week of the PyeongChang 2018 Games, but that doesn't mean the action is slowing down.

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