Sportswear and sports equipment giant adidas announced today that it has entered into a footwear partnership with US champion female bobsleigh driver Jean Racine.

Racine, a native of Waterford, Michigan will be a gold medal hopeful when women's bobsleigh makes it Olympic debut at the Salt Lake City Winter Games in February.

Racine is 2000-2001 World Cup Points Champion and has medalled in 23 straight international competitions. "Before women's bobsleigh was even thought of as Olympic sport, I knew I wanted to work with adidas," she said. adidas' advancements in the technical apparel and footwear for bobsleigh athletes demonstrates that they are as committed to winning as I am."