I’LL BE honest. I don’t find bobsledding to be the most exciting event at the Winter Olympics. It is, though, impressive to stand there and see this blur whip by you at 90 mph, and the excitement of just being in an Olympics crowd is palpable. I was fortunate to attend some events at the 2010 games in Vancouver, including some bobsledding at Whistler.

What I do find interesting is history, and I love this look back at how this event has changed since 1924, from woolies to spandex bodysuits, and open sleds to lightweight composite speed machines. I particularly liked the steering wheel shown in 1932 at Lake Placid. Bad ass.