Heather Moyse: rugby summers, bobsled winters
Bobsled has its roots in the toboggans that have slid down snowy hillsides the world over. But the addition of a steering mechanism and a steep, twisty track transformed the pastime into a thrilling winter sport, with sledders reaching 128 kilometres an hour and finishes separated by mere hundredths of a second. From Canada's first Olympic gold in 1964 to Pierre Lueders's quest for two more medals in 2010, CBC Digital Archives looks at some of the highlights of Canada's long history with the bobsled.
• Moyse and Humphries repeated the gold win at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi.
Program: Canada Now
Broadcast Date: Jan. 3, 2006
Guest: Heather Moyse
Reporter: Bruce Rainnie
Last updated: February 20, 2014
Page consulted on February 20, 2014
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