IBSF European Championships return to Winterberg

The International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation (IBSF) has awarded hosting rights for its 2017 European Championships to the German resort of Winterberg.

The event will take place from January 9-15 and will be organised under a so-called race-in-race format in conjunction with the IBSF World Cup.

As such, European athletes competing at the World Cup will be aiming to win continental medals and World Cup points simultaneously.

It will mark the seventh time Winterberg has staged a European Championships. The resort hosted the two-man and four-man bob event in 1979, 1989 and 2003, and the male skeleton event in 1984 and 1988. In 2011, Winterberg staged the European Championships across all IBSF disciplines.