So is the question, how easy is to learn? Or how easy is it to be Olympic caliber? Because bobsled is actually much harder to learn than the 100 m dash which is just straight running. This is running and jumping into a sled.
The actions you need to perform are harder, but the talent pool is much smaller.
Any somewhat competitive sprinter in the world could hook up with an above average bobsled racer and become title favorites. The problem is that the truly great sprinters come from countries where no one knows how to steer a bobsled, and vice versa.
It's fairly straightforward. Throwing your opponent on their back or submitting your opponent on their back is an instant win (ippon). You perform either of these actions to a lesser extent you can score a wasari (essentially a half ippon), or a yuko (the smallest score).
If no one wins the game within the time limit they look at points scored. If a tie they continue to fight sudden death to first point scored. If still a draw judges decide.
That's the basic gist of it.
I realize its not easy, I was being a d!ck.
But yeah, every time I watch, it seems that its always 0-0 for so damn long, and when they do get a point, I never really got it.
Well if you get in a class that has two per boat ie the 49er class, where the other guy is very competent in handling tactics, seamanship and all things nautical then, as long as you know the complete sailing drills like being lead spinnaker man or lead tacker then you maybe in with a shout.
On your own, unless you've sailed your entire life practically impossible, in fact probably one of the hardest sports.
A GB athlete in Athens won gold in rowing then got bored and took up track cycling and won gold in Beijing. So it is possible to pick up a sport to Olympic level in 4yrs
You can probably go from "noob" to "good" at any sport in a short amount of time. Its the jump from "good" to "elite" that separates olympic athletes from the rest of us. So yeah, sorry you're out of luck.