All three bobsled events will consist of four runs timed electronically to 1/100 a second. The competition will be contested over two days, with two runs on each day.
The final standings for each event will be determined by the total time over all runs; the winner is the sled with the lowest aggregate time. If two teams complete the competition in a tie, they are awarded the same place.
For the first run, the start order is determined by the FIBT World Cup rankings at the time of the Olympic Winter Games. Competitors go in the order of their ranking (i.e., highest first, lowest last).
For the second run, the competitors start in reverse order of their time from the first run. There are two groups: the fastest 20 from the first run are in the first group and the rest of the field is in the second group. In the first group, the slowest competitor goes first and the fastest competitor goes last. In the second group, the fastest competitor goes first (No. 21).
For the third run, times of the first two runs are combined and the competitors with the fastest times go first (i.e., the leader after the first two runs goes first, followed by the second place competitor, etc.).
For the fourth and final run, the field is once again divided into two groups. The first group consists of the fastest 20 competitors, with the slowest competitor going first and the fastest competitor going last. In the second group, the fastest competitor goes first (No. 21).