|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).