About me

Eric Leme Walther Maleson (born August 11, 1967) is the founder and president of the Brazilian Ice Sports Federation (affiliated to the Brazilian Olympic Committee in 1999). He was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Maleson is Brazil's first bobsled pilot having competed at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City (4-man bobsled event), has served on the International Luge Federation (FIL) Development Committee (2002–2006), and was also a member of the International Bobsled & Skeleton Federation's (FIBT) Court of Arbitration (2006–2010). In September 2010, Maleson was elected Vice President of Communications of the International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation (FIBT).

Maleson was voted one of the top ten most influential sports figures in Brazil (2002) and was the first Brazilian athlete to carry the Olympic Torch during the Salt Lake City torch relay event in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA (December 2001).

He won three career bronze medals at America’s Cup bobsled races (2000, 2001, 2002).