HOW MUCH DOES SKELETON COST?

The biggest obstacle to making the Olympics for many athletes in bobsled and skeleton is funding. It is particularly difficult for athletes of small nations, such as Israel. Competing in the Olympics becomes contingent on the ability to afford the sizable costs the sport requires. 

An example of season expenses is as follows:

  • Ice Time | $6,000

  • Ice coaching costs | $6,000-$10,000

  • Flights | $5,500

  • Lodging accommodations | $5,000

  • Baggage fees | $4,000

  • Sprint, technical and weightlifting coaching | $4,000

  • Car rentals | $7,000

  • Elite sports insurance | $1,500

  • Speedsuit | $600

  • Shoes | $500
     

The average season (Sept.-Apr.) will cost approximately $45,000.

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