Pierre Lueders Autographed Piece
A five-time olympian, Lueders is the most decorated slider in Canadian history. He was the pilot of the Canadian two-man bobsleigh team, winner of the gold medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics (shared with Italy). This was only Canada's second ever medal in bobsleigh. At the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City Lueders placed a disappointing fifth place finish in two-man, and ninth in four-man, causing him to take the 2002-03 season off in four-man.
Lueders also won eight medals at the FIBT World Championships with two golds (Two-man: 2004, 2005), seven silvers (Two-man: 1995, 1996, 2003; Four-man: 2007) and two bronzes (Four-man: 1999, 2005).
In the Bobsleigh World Cup, Lueders won the combined men's event four times (1993-4, 1994-5, 1997-8, 2005-6), the two-man event six times (1993-4, 1994-5, 1996-7, 1997-8, 2002-3, 2005-6), and the four-man event once (1994-5). Pierre Lueders has won 85 career medals in the Bobsleigh World Cup.
In 2006, he turned down the offer to carry the Canadian flag during the Opening Ceremonies of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. During the two-man event he and his brakeman Lascelles Brown won silver despite having to contend with heavy snowfall.
Lueders and his brakeman Justin Kripps made the first run down the Whistler Sliding Centre which will host the bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton for the 2010 Winter Olympics on December 19, 2007. Turn 7 at the Sliding Centre, "Lueders Loop", is named in his honor after he crashed out his sled during the track's homologation in March 2008.
In 2010, he finished 5th in the two-man bobsleigh race. He finish 5th in the four-man bobsleigh.