The FIBT World Championships 1999 took place in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy (Bobsleigh) and Altenberg, Germany (Skeleton). Cortina hosted the championships for the ninth time, previously doing so in 1937 (Two-man), 1939 (Four-man), 1950, 1954, 1960, 1966, 1981, and 1989 (Bobsleigh). Altenberg hosted the championship event for the third time, doing so previously in 1991 (Bobsleigh) and 1994 (Skeleton).
Two man bobsleigh
Ranzi replaced the injured Costa after the first heat of this event.
Four man bobsleigh
The French earned its first ever gold medal at the championships.
Shea is the first American to win a world championship since 1959.