Friday 10th November 2017

Event of the day

Our event of the day 
is the final day of the Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Cup in Lake Placid in the State of New York in the USA. Today features both the Men’s Skeleton and the Men’s two-man Bobsleigh events. Yesterday saw Austrian Janine Flock take the Gold medal in the Women’s Skeleton and the Canadian team of Kaillie Humphries and Melissa Lotholz secured first place in the Women’s Bobsleigh. In the Men’s two-man Bobsleigh event German pair, Nico Walther and Christian Poser took the victory. The two-man Bobsleigh teams have an event again today as the ice consistency is not good enough for the four-man Bobsleigh event - it was decided that the two-man teams will race twice this time and the four-men teams will race twice at the next event. 
Lake Placid is the first of eight venues in this season’s World Cup schedule - the next event is next week in Park City, Utah. This year’s Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Cup has added significance as it is an Olympic year and everything builds towards PyeongChang 2018 which starts on the 9th February. Get ready for a thrilling day of action on the ice. 
Honourable mentions 
around the globe go to the international football friendly between England and Germany at Wembley Stadium, a match which is always exciting between these two great rivals. The teams have faced each other 31 times with both having won 13 times each, along with the five draws. Also today there is the first leg of the World Cup qualifying clash between Sweden and Italy at the Friends Arena in Solna. The UCI Track Cycling World Cup begins in Manchester. It is the second day of the Women’s Ashes test with England closing day one on 235 runs for the loss of 7 wickets. In Anglo-Welsh Cup Rugby, Sale Sharks take on Saracens, Ospreys host Wasps and Bath are up against Leicester Tigers. It is the penultimate day of the Next Gen ATP Finals tennis in Milan, Italy. The PGA OHL Classic at Mayakobain in Mexico and the PGA European Tour Nedbank Golf Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club at Sun City, South Africa enter their second days respectively. In NHL action, the Ottawa Senators are up against the Colorado Avalanche at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden in a special Global Series international match.
Whatever you’re watching, enjoy!
Photos by IBSF

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