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The British Bobsleigh Association was formed in 1927 in New York as the UK Governing Body for the sport. In 1980 the Association was incorporated to become the British Bobsleigh Association Ltd.
The Federation International de Bobsleigh et Tobogganing (FIBT) controls the sports at all international events, and they are based in Milan, Italy. Within UK we have close links with UK Sport, Sport England and the British Olympic Association. We receive funds, both through Exchequer and the Lottery Unit (World Class Performance Plan).
Bobsleigh is Britain's most successful winter team sport, although we have yet to repeat the Gold medal achieved by Tony Nash and Robin Dixon in the 1964 Olympics. However in the 1998 Olympics the GB1 4-man team consisting of Sean Olsson, Dean Ward, Paul Attwood and Courtney Rumbolt won Bronze.
Women's bobsleigh is continuing to increase its level of participation competing as an Olympic discipline for the first time in 2002. British women bobsleighers are repeatedly achieving top 3 World placings.