Moritz to host 2023 World Champs

Moritz to host 2023 World Champs

The world’s most famous bobsleigh and skeleton track will host the first World Championships of the next Olympic cycle.

St Moritz was awarded the 2023 season showpiece a week after Milan Cortina was announced as the host of the 2026 Olympic Winter Games.

Moritz, which is the only natural ice track in the world and is seen as the home of sliding sports, will also host the Junior World Championships in 2021.

The Swiss venue last hosted the World Championships in 2013, when Shelley Rudman won gold for British Skeleton.

Great Britain also celebrated World Championship success there in 1937 and 1965 when Frederick McEvoy’s four-man crew and then Olympic Champions Tony Nash and Robin Dixon tasted global glory.

The World Championship venues for the remainder of the 2022 Beijing Olympic cycle had already been decided, with Altenberg this season’s host and Lake Placid penned in for 2021. 

China will host next year’s Congress, two years before it welcomes the world for the Winter Olympics. The 2021 Congress will take place in Jamaica, five years after Great Britain hosted the annual meeting in London.