FIBT World Championships 1966
The FIBT World Championships 1966 took place in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy for the sixth time, having hosted the event previously in 1937 (Two-man), 1939 (Four-man), 1950, 1954, and 1960. The Four-man event was cancelled following the death of West Germany's Toni Pensperger during competition. Pensperger would be awarded a posthumous gold medal from the FIBT along with his surviving teammates Ludwig Siebert, Helmut Werzer, and Roland Ebert. As of 2010[update], Pensperger's death would set the FIBT to increase and improve safety among all bobsleigh competitions at all levels, including the Winter Olympics and the World championships.
Two man bobsleigh
|Gold||Italy (Eugenio Monti, Sergio Siorpaes)|
|Silver||Italy (Gianfranco Gaspari, Leonardo Cavallini)|
|Bronze||United Kingdom (Anthony Nash, Robin Dixon)|
Four man bobsleigh
This event was cancelled when Toni Pensperger of West Germany was killed during competition. Pensperger was awarded a posthumous gold medal along with his grieving teammates (Siebert, Werzer, and Ebert).
|2||West Germany (posthumous following Pensperger's death in the four-man event)||1||0||0||1|