Olympic highlight, nine Viessmann World Cups, and European Championships in Sigulda
Berchtesgaden (RWH) The FIL office in Berchtesgaden has just published the schedule for next year’s luge season, with the high point coming at the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in the Korean city of PyeongChang. Before that, the International Luge Federation (FIL) schedule features nine Viessmann World Cups in six countries across two continents.
In addition to the nine Viessmann World Cups, there will also be three BMW Sprint World Cups and six Viessmann Team Relay World Cups presented by BMW. Sigulda will host the 49th FIL European Championships at the end of February.
The luge season gets underway on 18-19 November 2017 in Innsbruck, which recently hosted the 47th FIL World Championships. The entourage then moves on to Winterberg and Altenberg in Germany, followed by the flyaway races in Calgary (CAN) and Lake Placid (USA).
In keeping with tradition, the first event of the New Year will take place in Königssee (GER) during Epiphany on 6-7 January. This is followed by the Viessmann World Cups in Oberhof (GER), Lillehammer (NOR), and Sigulda (LAT), where the European titles will also be awarded. The four luge competitions – men’s, women’s, doubles and team relay – will all be decided in the first week of the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang (9-25 February 2018).
Before the season gets underway, the international training week (ITW) will take place on the Olympic track in PyeongChang between 2 and 11 November 2017.
The International Luge Federation (FIL) schedule in winter 2017/2018:
1st Viessmann World Cup Innsbruck AUT 18/19 November 2017
2nd Viessmann World Cup Winterberg GER 25/26 November 2017
3rd Viessmann World Cup Altenberg GER 2/3 December 2017
4th Viessmann World Cup Calgary CAN 8/9 December 2017
5th Viessmann World Cup Lake Placid USA 15/16 December 2017
6th Viessmann World Cup Königssee GER 6/7 January 2018
7th Viessmann World Cup Oberhof GER 13/14 January 2018
8th Viessmann World Cup Lillehammer NOR 20/21 January 2018
9th Viessmann World Cup Sigulda LAT 27/28 January 2018
* = also the 49th FIL European Championships
Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang KOR 9 – 25 February 2017