About Bobteam Portugal

First team since 1988

The unique and last Portuguese bobsleigh participation during Olympic Games was in Calgary 1988 until… NOW ! 
A new team is born and we are back for Milan 2026. 

A new team is born form the determination of one portuguese athlete to participate to the Winter Olympic Games. The history began in november 2020 after a call between Raphaël RIBEIRO, portuguese athlete, and Pedro FLAVIO, portuguese federation Vice President.

Immediately, an enthusiasm grew inside the portuguese federation and the board management decided to support the Bobsleigh project. And here we are, the begining of an amazing adventure.

Claude PLISSON trainer


Since 16 years we are working together with Raphaël RIBEIRO. He was a great athlete in javelin during 8 years before to move to bobsleigh. 

To make and build a great athlete and pilot it needs a minimum of 7 years of hard work. As we use to say, NO PAIN, NO GAIN! Since 16 years Raphaël RIBEIRO accumulate a huge experience which is an asset for pushing and piloting a bobsleigh. 

Now, the other huge challenge is to build a strong team to represent Portugal in each winter bobsleigh competition. Training them is an opportunity that I’m proud of. Let’s go to Winter Olympic Games Milan 2026.

Claude Plisson

Bobsleigh project 2026

3 challenges :

  • Mechanical performance
  • Athlete Preparation
  • Pilot analysis

The whole team has 3 challenges supported by the Portuguese Federation and the CCIFP

Contact US

Contact us for more information about our project Bobsleigh Portugal at the Olympic Games 2026 with our pilot n°1 Raphaël RIBEIRO.