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19 August 2013

Monobob coming to the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer in 2016


The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that the Monobob Race will be the only bobsleigh discipline at the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games. Monobob will replace the two-man and two-woman events.

OMEGA has been participating actively in the development of monobob, a fast and dynamic new winter sport that was introduced in St. Moritz at the Olympia Bob Run, the world's first and only natural bobsleigh course, in early 2012. Monobob competitions feature, as the name suggests, sleek one-person bobs. The sport is accessible both to men and women and it allows athletes to train alone so they don't have to coordinate their schedules with colleagues.  And at around 2.30 metres in length, the monobob is also quite light, weighing only around 130 kilograms. On the track, it can reach speeds of up to 120 km/hour and can exert a gravitational force of three Gs!

With its background as Official Timekeeper for both the IOC and the Fédération Internationale de Bobsleigh et Tobogganing, OMEGA brings unparalleled experience in providing precise and reliable times and results to the monobob sport.