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Summary

  1. Four-man bobsleigh
  2. GB's Lamin Deen, Ben Simons, Toby Olubi, Andrew Matthews in action
  3. Bradley Hall, Nicholas Gleeson, Joel Fearon and Gregory Cackett in second GB sled

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

Today's BBC coverage

10:45-11:45 - 4 man-Bobsleigh: Heat 1 - Connected TV and online

12:15-13:10 - 4 man-Bobsleigh: Heat 2 - Connected TV and online

Heat one is repeated on Red Button at 12:45, with heat two following immediately afterwards at 13:45 GMT.

What happened in Altenberg?

Germany celebrated a podium one-two in the four-man bobsleigh event at Altenburg.

Nico Walther - with the aid of brakemen Kevin Kuske, Christian Poser and Eric Franke - celebrated a second World Cup victory, with world champion Francesco Friedrich runner-up.

Lamin Deen piloted Great Britain's first sled to 10th place, while Bradley Hall finished in 16th position in the second sled.

German bob pilot Nico Walther, Kevin Kuske, Christian Poser and Eric Franke celebrate during the award ceremony after the four-man competition at the Bobsleigh World Cup event in Altenberg
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Where to next?

St Moritz in Switzerland is next up for the European swing of the Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Cup.

The popular alpine town has the honour of being a two-time Winter Olympics host; the first in 1928 and then again twenty years later in 1948.

This weekend's action will take place on the world's oldest bobsleigh track - The Olympia Bob Run.

Originally built in 1904 it remains the only track on the bobsleigh circuit not to be artificially refrigerated, relying solely on snow, water and manpower.

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Path to Pyeongchang

Nick Hope looks ahead to the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, and assesses whether they could be a record-breaking Games for Great Britain.

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Nick Hope looks ahead to the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Get Inspired: How to get involved with Bobsleigh?

Get Inspired

Get Inspired

Bobsleigh, like sister-sport skeleton, relies on the start for much of what follows. You need to push the sled down the track before jumping in - logic dictates that the faster you push it, the quicker you'll go once you're on-board.

That means the push-start is vital and bobsleigh athletes train hard to be exceptionally strong and quick. Current GB bobsleigh athletes have set faster 100m times than many dedicated 100m runners, for example. So if you sign up for bobsleigh, you can expect an intense workout alongside sitting in a technologically advanced barrel while plummeting down an ice slope.

British Bobsleigh offers a membership package which gives members the chance to compete at the British Championships, alongside a Try it! page with more details.

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