Pierre Lueders, passionate bobsledder
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.
Program: Saturday Report
Broadcast Date: Feb. 5, 1994
Guests: Pierre Lueders, Dave MacEachern
Reporter: Mark Connolly
Last updated: February 7, 2014
Page consulted on September 10, 2014
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