Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Time: 7:00 pmLocation:
Virtually via Zoom
Contact: Shari Berman
Virtual J TALKS: Cool Runnings -
The Story of the Israeli Bobsled and Skeleton Federation
Wednesday, March 2, 7pm-8pm
A multi-JCC collaborative event featuring David Greaves, former Israeli bobsledder and current President of Bobsleigh Skeleton Israel (BSI), and Larry Sidney, a former Israeli Skeleton athlete, current Israeli Curling athlete, and current Secretary General of BSI
Did you know that Israel has a bobsled team? In fact, Israel has two bobsled teams and three skeleton athletes, all training and competing to qualify to represent Israel in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games! It would be Israel's second time for Skeleton and first time for Bobsled. How did Israel get a bobsled team when there is barely enough snow to ski on Har Hermon? Where do Bobsledders and Skeleton athletes train? Is this Israel’s version of the Jamaican bobsled team? And why would anyone want to slide down an ice track at 80+ mph, on nothing more than a cramped, thin ‘skeleton-like’ metal sled? These questions and more will be answered during this post-Olympics discussion with male and female members of Israel's Bobsled and Skeleton Olympic Federation (BSI). Come hear this fascinating tale of the 'Frozen Chosen' and 'Israeli Cool Runnings’ and learn about a 20+ year history of Israel on ice. We hope you can join us for an engaging discussion and reflection on what will have been an interesting and thrilling Winter Games for Team Israel.
Questions? Contact Shari.Berman@theJ.org or 703.537.3068.
To register, https://thej.force.com/s/registration?searchkeyword=cool+runnings