Officials

What makes a good official?

Any person contemplating the job of an official should be made aware from the outset that the task is sometimes onerous and that there are special qualities required to undertake the job. A sense of fairplay and a good working knowledge of the rules help ensure fair decisions are made.

Being an official should be fun!

What does a bobsleigh official do?

The following section will provide a comprehensive understanding of the different areas the official is responsible for:

How do I become an official?

There are several levels of bobsleigh officials, each with their own set of requirements, reposibilities and privileges.

  • Provincial level
  • National “B” Level
  • National “A” Level

General Information

  • Start team should report to the start area one hour prior to the start time. (1 1/2 hours during World Cups)
  • Finish team should report to the finish area 1/2 hour prior to the start time. (One hour during World Cups)
  • Dress warmly you can always take off layers
  • Remember that athletes are very excited during a competition and therefore do not always behave as we would like to see. Keep calm and do not get into a confrontation with an athlete. If you have a problem inform the race director.
  • If you are unable to work when you were scheduled please let the race director know as soon as possible.
  • If you are asked to be a doping control marshal, you will be given instructions to the procedures from the doping doctor the day of the event.

Rules and Regulartions
The FIBT is the international governing body for bobsleigh and skeleton. Please visit the FIBT website for international rules and regulations. http://www.fibt.com/index.php?id=37&L=qmnukryiedvof

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