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Sochi Games Influenced By Winter Olympics Of 1932 In Lake Placid
2014-02-18 13:18:59

Michael Bezilla - Penn State Eight crashes that sent more than a dozen competitors to the hospital marred bobsled practice runs leading up to the 1932 winter Olympic games in Lake Placid, N.Y., but as dramatic as those incidents were, they also provide insight into more ordinary factors that continue to influence the Olympics, according to a Penn State researcher. "The crashes occurred on the Mt. Van Hoevenberg slide, which was specially built for the games at Lake Placid," said Peter...

2014-02-14 08:25:25

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Founders of strategic marketing agency 8fold, Jennifer LoBianco and Brad Leszczynski, who are athletes and avid fans of anything sports related, have just launched Off The Sled, a website that provides a unique look at talented and dedicated bobsled and skeleton athletes... candidly, off their sleds. "Brad and I love the Olympics and after a trip to Lake Placid this past December we saw the magnitude of it in these athletes' world,"...

2013-12-16 12:23:03

OTTAWA, Dec. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - I offer my heartfelt congratulations to the bobsleigh athletes who were named today to the 2014 Canadian Olympic Team. The athletes named to the 2014 Olympic team are Olympic bronze medal-winning pilot, Lyndon Rush, as well as David Bissett, Lascelles Brown, Neville Wright, Chris Spring, Jesse Lumsden, Cody Sorensen, Ben Coakwell, Justin Kripps, James McNaughton, Tim Randall, Bryan Barnett and Graeme Rinholm. Reigning Olympic women's champions,...

2013-03-28 12:27:46

ModernTech Teaches Bo-Dyn How to Find Hundredths of a Second for a Golden Repeat LAKE PLACID, N.Y., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the Bo-Dyn Bobsled Project Inc., designers of the Night Train(®) bobsled that won the GOLD Medal at the Winter Games in 2010, it was the realization of a twenty-year-old dream. In a sport where hundredths of a second can mean the difference between gold and fourth place, Bo-Dyn turned to ModernTech, a leading SolidWorks(®) software Value...

2013-02-18 23:20:37

On February 17, a significant Olympic Winter Games Test Event — the final stage of the FIBT Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Cup — successfully delivered by Sochi 2014 concluded at the Sliding Center "Sanki" in Sochi. (PRWEB) February 18, 2013 On February 17, a significant Olympic Winter Games Test Event — the final stage of the FIBT Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Cup — successfully delivered by Sochi 2014 concluded at the Sliding Center "Sanki" in Sochi. Over 65 Sochi...

2012-03-01 08:00:00

FRANKFURT, Germany and CALGARY, Alberta, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- One logistics specialist, eight national teams, numerous suppliers, athletes and team members: Behind the IBU Biathlon Cup in Canadian city Canmore ( http://www.canmorebiathlon.com) is one of the logistics masterpieces of the German sport logistics specialist Conceptum (http://www.conceptum-sport-logistics.com). "It takes more than a parcel service to transport sensitive sports equipment to the venues....

2012-02-07 09:00:00

FRANKFURT, Germany and CALGARY, Alberta, February 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As of now, the specialist and sport logistics provider Conceptum Sport Logistics (http://www.conceptum-sport-logistics.com), is the exclusive logistics partner of the Canadian Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association BCS (Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton - http://www.bobsleigh.ca). The cooperation is already running and has been confirmed for the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi and beyond. The company, based near...

2012-01-17 03:00:00

FRANKFURT, Germany and LAKE PLACID, New York, January 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The teams taking part at the World Championships in the Adirondack Mountains, Lake Placid and their equipment will go on tour with German specialist logistics. The company responsible for the transport of the equipment to the USA and back to their home locations is Conceptum Sport Logistics (http://www.conceptum-sport-logistics.com). The logistics specialist based near Frankfurt is also Presenting...

2011-12-08 13:00:00

FRANKFURT, Germany, December 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The specialized logistic service provider Conceptum Sport Logistics ( http://www.conceptum-sport-logistics.com) remains a partner of the leading International Luge Federation FIL (http://www.fil-luge.org). The ongoing long-term collaboration between Conceptum and the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation FIBT (http://www.fibt.com) has also been extended. This means that all members of the Federations as well as all...

2011-12-02 01:17:08

They should prove a challenge for the athletes, but not put them in danger: bobsled runs have to be simulated before being built. This simulation is based on the friction levels of the runners on the ice. Now it has become possible to measure these levels accurately. These results will help build the run for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Lightning fast, the sled bolts down the icy run. Will the team make it to the finish faster than their competitors? The tension in the crowd depends...