|Governing Body:||International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF)|
Skeleton is a sliding sport in which a rider rides a small sled on ice tracks by lying down on the sled keeping the head first. Skeleton is a part of the winter Olympic Games. The sport is said to be originated in 19th century in St. Moritz, Switzerland. In 1905, the first skeleton competition outside Switzerland took place in Styria, Austria. Until then, it was practiced mainly in Switzerland. It is believed that the sport was named so because of the appearance of the sled. The global governing body of Skeleton is International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (Fédération Internationale de Bobsleigh et de Tobogganing (FIBT).
The game of skeleton sledging created on the renowned Cresta Run worked in 1884 at St. Moritz, Switzerland. The Cresta Run, which pursues a 1,213-meter (1,327-yard) course from St. Moritz to the town of Celerina, has facilitated the yearly Grand National titles since 1885. The 1887 Grand National saw the main rivals to lurch down the run headfirst. Another sledge made totally of steel was presented in 1892. The sledge was well known with Cresta Run patrons, and some case that its "bony" appearance gave the sledge and the game the name "skeleton." Skeleton sledging was incorporated twice in the Olympic Winter Games, in 1928 and 1948, each time at St. Moritz, be that as it may, with the game restricted to be held only at the Cresta Run, it was outperformed in prevalence by bobsled and luge and fell into lack of popularity. In any case, by the mid-1970s, changes in accordance with the skeleton sledge and artificial bob runs had been made, and the sport of skeleton was restored. By 1987 world championships and world cup championships had been set up, and the game was perceived by the Fédération Internationale de Bobsleigh et de Tobogganing (FIBT). Skeleton sledging came back to the Winter Olympics program in 2002, with occasions for both men and women.
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