Mixed Gender Teams Approved for Bobsled Competitions

In a telephone interview with the Toronto Star, President of the Féderation Internationale de Bobsleigh et de Tobogganing (FIBT) Ivo Ferriani said: “I strongly believe women can drive a four-man and be competitive. For us, it’s the natural evolution of our sport”.

Upon hearing the news, two-time Olympic gold-medalist Kaillie Humphries tweeted: “Woke up to a whole new world. Couldn’t be more excited for this new challenge to drive 4man with guys #dreamscometrue”.

The above information is taken from the Toronto Star and can be read here. This is definitely a fantastic step forward for international bobsledding. FIBT what took you so long?!