Sergeant Peter Brown has died

Monday, January 15, 2007

Sergeant Peter Brown (Corrie) who instigated the first ever women?s bobsleigh team, lost his battle with cancer on January 18th, he was 57.

Peter started racing in the 1978 season in Cortina in Roger Potters team, before competing in the 1980 Olympic Games in Sarajevo with Jonathan Woodall where he achieved the 9th fastest start in the world.

He also competed in the 1984 Olympics with Tony Wallington and John Howard (who sadly passed away last summer).

He then took over as team manager of Great Britain after the 1988 Olympic Games, where he was the main instigator in starting the first women?s bobsleigh team in the world, with Caroline Walker. He followed this success by starting a Canadian team and then many other nations followed suit.

Head coach of the Canadian bobsleigh team, and 9 times British Champion, Malcolm Lloyd, said: ?Peter was best known in the sport for introducing women?s bobsleigh.

?He was a great sportsman, and this is a great loss to us all.?

Director of the British Bobsleigh Association, Stephen Rowland Jones, said: ?I remember receiving my one and only British Championship medal from him a long while ago!?

?As a manager he was pretty strict and had a no-nonsense approach to the sport. He was very well known and highly respected by us all.?