Bobsleigh at the 1948 Winter Olympics

Dates 30 January – 7 February 1948
Medal Events 2

The Winter Games returned to the classic Sankt Moritz track after a gap of twenty years. The track retained the same basic configuration as in 1928 but, since the natural track is rebuilt every winter, comparisons between the two Olympics are not strictly relevant. Although international competition only resumed, after an eight year break, in 1947 nine countries sent teams to Sankt Moritz, including a first entry for Scandinavia in the shape of Norwegian two and four man teams and the return of Argentina after a twenty year gap. Germany would not return to the world scene for another three years


Event Status Date Participants NOCs
Two, Men Olympic 30 – 31 January 1948 32 9
Four, Men Olympic 6 – 7 February 1948 60 9
71 (71/0) 9 (9/0)


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Two, Men Switzerland 2SUI Switzerland 1SUI United States 2USA
Four, Men United States 2USA BelgiumBEL United States 1USA

Medal table

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
Switzerland SUI 1 1 0 2
United States USA 1 0 2 3
Belgium BEL 0 1 0 1