ORDA and USA Bobsled & Skeleton have announced that Lake Placid has formally been awarded the 2019 Para-Bobsleigh World Championships.
Last winter, the sport of Para bobsleigh held its first-ever World Championship race in Lillehammer, Norway in which 19 athletes from 12 nations competed. The sport is expected to make its Paralympic debut in 2022, in Beijing, China.
The 2019 world championship athletes begin arriving for training March 25 and racing is slated for March 30-31.
This race comes on the heels of the one-mile long track hosting the return of the IBSF BMW World Cup Bobsled and Skeleton race, Feb. 15-16, 2019.
Last winter, leading up to February's Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, 190 athletes from 23 nations descended upon the famed Mt. Van Hoevenberg course.
February's World Cup action will feature racing in men and women's skeleton, women's bobsled and two and four-man bobsled.
Along with the United States bobsled and skeleton teams, fans can expect to see bobsled and skeleton athletes from other worldwide powers such as Austria, Canada, Latvia, Germany and Great Britain. China should also be represented as that nation looks forward to hosting the winter Games, February 2022.