This week’s Global Podium for the best sportspeople in the world features the German Bobsleigh team, the Swedish Curling team, and Team LeBron.

Gold: Francesco Friedrich / Thorsten Margis / Candy Bauer / Alexander Schüller

(Germany, Bobsleigh)After sweeping all gold medals in Skeleton and Luge, Germany also won most of the gold medals in Bobsleigh. Francesco Friedrich and Thorsten Margis won the Men’s 2-Man Bobsleigh gold medal, and Candy Bauer and Alexander Schüller joined them to win the Men’s 4-Man Bob gold competition. In both competitions they were followed by a German silver Friedrich now has 17 gold medals between the Olympic Games and World Championships, more than anyone else. Margis now has 12, Bauer 6 and Schüller 4. Germany also won the other available gold medal this week, the 2-Woman Bob, with Laura Nolte and Deborah Levi, also ahead of another German sled.

Relive the Bob 4 competition (Olympics)

Silver: Niklas Edin / Oskar Eriksson / Rasmus Wranå / Christoffer Sundgren / Daniel Magnusson
(Sweden, Curling)

Sweden beat Great Britain 5-4 to take the gold medal in the Beijing 2022 Men’s Curling competition, while Canada defeated USA for bronze. Edin and Eriksson, five-times World Champions, won their first Olympic gold, which cements their place as the most successful curlers of all time on the world stage. Sundgren also has 4 world titles, Wranå 3, and Magnusson 2.

The women’s competition was won by Great Britain, beating Japan 10-3 in the final, for the only gold medal that Team GBR won. Sweden took bronze.

Relive the Men’s Final (Marca Claro) 

Bronze: Western Conference All-Stars (Team Lebron)

(United States of America, Basketball)

Full roster: Giannis Antetokounmpo (GRC), Nikola Jokić (SRB), Luka Dončić (SVN), Stephen Curry, Chris Paul, LeBron James, DeMar DeRozan, Jimmy Butler, Fred VanVleet, Jarrett Allen, Darius Garland (USA)It was quite the homecoming for LeBron James (USA), who finally played the NBA All-Star Game in front of his hometown of Akron, Ohio. It had to be him that scored the final three-pointer that gave his team the win in the game against Team Durant, although Kevin Durant (USA) did not play. Stephen Curry (USA) was named the Most Valuable Player of the game. LeBron is now an 18-times NBA All-Star, joint first with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (USA).

Watch the Highlights (Hooper Highlights)