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The bobsleigh originate in St. Moritz, Switzerland during the year of 1800. It start played in 1870. These rules for the bobsleigh was to wear helmet, start shoes and bobsleigh race suit. There are 2 or 4 players involved to riding the bobsleigh together. The length of bobsleigh track is about 1475 meters. The equipment for the bobsleigh is the two-man sled specifications and four-man sled specifications. The leagues is the Olympics Games. The bobsleigh's speed is about 90 on the track. The Serbians riding on their bobsleigh and won the Olympic Games in 2014.
The basic rules are each sleigh gets for runs down a track and the fastest total time wins. The players push the sleigh from a standing start and then they jump in. The pilot steers the sleigh using ropes and pulleys. There is one pilot and one or three pushers. Everyone has to be in the sleigh at the finish line or you get disqualified. Most tracks are 3.900 to 4,300 ft long with at least 15 curves.
The sport was invented by the Swiss in the late 1860s. The first sleighs were made of two skeleton sleds with steering to make a toboggan. The start of the race became recognized as very important early on. In the 1950s, they put weight limits on the sleigh and the crew to even the races. The first sleds were made of wood, but they were replaced with steel and fiberglass. In 1924, a four person race took place at the Olympics in Chamonix. The first two person event was added at the 1932 Lake Placid Games.
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