| Date of Birth:
Oct. 12, 1974
Place of Birth: Jamaica
Residence: Calgary, AB
Years on National Team:
Weight: 214 lbs
Since joining the Canadian bobsleigh programme two years ago, Lascelles Brown has developed into one of the sport's top brakemen. Paired with legendary Canadian pilot Pierre Lueders, the pair have become one of the finest bobsleigh tandems in the world.
After winning the gold in the two-man and the bronze in the four-man at the 2004-05 World Championships, it was clear the two had excellent chemistry. During the current season, the pair hasn't let up at all, defending their two-man title at the World Championships and adding five podium finishes on the World Cup circuit (three in the two-man and two in the four-man).
The powerfully built Brown began his bobsleigh career in his native Jamaica as a member of the national team. No longer a curiosity, the Jamaican bobsled team made great strides during Brown' tenure between 1999 and 2004. At the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City, Brown powered the Jamaicans to a push start track record of 4.78 seconds.
Despite all of the success in his adopted country, Brown almost did not make the trip to Turin. Fortunately, his citizenship issues were settled recently when the former Minister of Citizenship, Joe Volpe, intervened to help facilitate Brown's application through the maze of bureaucracy just in time for the Games. Now, Brown can focus entirely on trying to bring an Olympic medal back to his new home.
February 26: 0.09 seconds of heartbreak for Lueders
February 26: Bobsledders finish fourth
February 25: Canadians 'pushing' to be on podium
February 24: Ready to rock
February 21: 'I only think of Canada'
February 20: Lueders sleds tears!
February 20: It's the hall of fame!
February 20: Tainted gold?
February 20: Along for the ride!
February 19: Lueders, Brown grab silver
February 19: Sliding into a storm
2006 Bobsleigh Coverage