The “International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation” (IBSF), is the religiously and politically neutral international non-governmental organisation administering the sports of Bobsleigh and Skeleton. The IBSF, originally the Fédération Internationale de Bobsleigh et de Tobogganing (FIBT), was founded in Paris on the 23rd November 1923, by the delegates of Great Britain, France and Switzerland and the representatives of Canada and the United States. Today the IBSF has 74 members and conducts almost 200 races on three continents: North America, Europe and Asia.
The IBSF is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). It cooperates closely with these organizations as well as other International Federations on all matters related to the governance of sports and the Olympic Family. The IBSF recognizes and observes the Olympic Charter and supports the ideal of Fair Play in sport.