Joseph "Josef or Sepp" Benz
(born 20 May 1944 in Zurich
) is a Swiss bobsledder
who competed from the mid 1970s to the early 1980s. Competing in two Winter Olympics
, he won four medals with one gold (Two-man: 1980
), two silvers (Four-man: 1976
, 1980), and one bronze (Two-man: 1976).
Benz also won eight medals at the FIBT World Championships
with three golds (Two-man: 1978
; Four-man: 1981
), two silvers (Four-man: 1977
, 1978), and three bronzes (Two-man: 1981
, Four-man: 1979, 1981).
In 2008, he was named chairman of the Sport Commission for artificial track luge
for the International Luge Federation
(FIL). Benz also competed in athletics
and was a postal clerk in his native Switzerland
. He served as chairman of the FIL Youth Commission before serving his current FIL position.
- - accessed June 27, 2008.