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Amazing Scenes - First Ever Olympic Bobsleigh Event | Chamonix 1924 Winter Olympics

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Published on Nov 26, 2012

Incredible scenes from the first ever bobsleigh event at a Winter Olympic Games as Switzerland claim the gold medal at the Charmonix 1924 Winter Olympic Games.

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The sport of bobsleigh didn't begin until the late 19th century when the Swiss attached two skeleton sleds together and added a steering mechanism to make a toboggan. A chassis was added to give protection to wealthy tourists and the world's first bobsleigh club was founded in St Moritz, Switzerland in 1897.

In 1924, a four-man race took place at the first ever Olympic Winter Games in Chamonix with the Swiss team winning the competition, followed by Great Britain and Belgium. The Swiss team was composed by athletes Eduard Scherrer, Alfred Neveu, Alfred Schl├Ąppi, and Heinrich Schl├Ąppi.

Find more about Bobsleigh: http://www.olympic.org/bobsleigh

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