Utah Olympic Park awarded 2011 bobsled, skeleton junior world championships and 2013 luge junior world championships

Utah Olympic ParkThe following is an excerpt from an article published on standard.net:

PARK CITY — The Utah Olympic Park was awarded junior world championship events in all sliding disciplines of bobsled, skeleton and luge. This past weekend, the Federation Internationale de Luge de Course (FIL) confirmed at their annual congress that the event will be held at the Utah Olympic Park in the 2012-2013 winter season.

The Federation Internationale de Bobsleigh et de Tobogganing (FIBT) also confirmed at their recent congress that the Park City track will host the 2010-2011 FIBT Junior Bobsled and Skeleton World Championships.

Both events are considered the highest level of competition at the development level.

Colin Hilton, president and CEO of the Utah Athletic Foundation said, “The Utah Olympic Park looks forward to hosting these future Junior World Championships. These events fit very well with our commitment to offer programs and activities to athletes of all ages and abilities. This is a great opportunity for Utah to show our commitment to those sliding sports and our focus on developing athletes.”

Pat Brown, UAF head coach of the Bobsled and Skeleton Program, said the event really is key. He said, “This is a defining event for our development programs. Kids in our local programs can earn their way into this competition. They’ll have an advantage competing on their home track.”

The Junior World Championships will take place in late January to early February within in the competition season. Each event will bring about 150 athletes from all over the world.

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