12/13 Sport Calendar
- 2012-2013 Events Schedule
- Daily Schedule 2013/2014
- Daily Schedule Juniors 2012/2013 Artificial Track
- National Competitions with International Participation
FIL Media Guide 2012/2013
The FIL Luge Media Guide 2012/2013 can now be downloaded as a pdf file.
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- Luge competitions during Olympic Winter Games (OWG)
- FIL- Championships
- FIL World Championships (FIL-WM)
- International Competitions
in each sport’s year, with the exception of the year in which the OWG will be
- Continental Championships (in each sport’s year, race in race WC)
- U23 World Championships (race in race FIL World Championships)
- Junior World Championships (JWM) in each sport’s year
- Continental Championships for Juniors (in each sport’s year, race in race JWC)
- World Cup (WC)
- Team Relay World Cup
- Junior World Cup (JWC)
- Nation Cup (NC)
- Other international competitions
FIL competitions are carried out in the following disciplines:
- Women - singles
- Men - singles
- Team Relay (mandatory at FIL World Championships and European Championships)
Olympic Winter Games
|Olympic Winter Games||3||3||2||1 Team|
|FIL Championships||4||4||3||1 Team|
|World Cup||4||5||3||1 Team|
Team Relay: At FIL Competitions or Olympic Games only nations, which have a minimum of one athlete/one pair of athlete in the three disciplines (women/men/doubles) are allowed to participate in the Team Relay competition.
The participants of the Team Relay have to be registered for the FIL competition in their individual discipline.
Seeded groups start in all individual disciplines of the FIL competitions.
Composition of seeded groups at FIL Championships and World Cups - general class:
- 15 men (5-7, 8-15)
- 10 women
- 10 doubles
Seeded groups are composed by names.
The positions in the seeded groups result from the point rankings of the three previous World Cup races.
Seeded groups Team-Relay
At Team Relay competitions during FIL World Championships and the Olympic Winter Games, the starter field will be separated in two seeded groups (group A with 5 teams and in one rest group). The two seeded groups will be determined from the ranking of the "nations ranking for Team Relay". At all other FIL competitions, there won't be seeded groups for the Team Relay competition.
Start order FIL World Championships (general class):
- The start order of the seeded group is drawn in public.
- There is a preliminary run for the start order of unseeded athletes.
- After the 1st competition run, the number of starters in the 2nd run is reduced.
- The eliminated athletes are ranked according to their plasement in the 1st run.
In all disciplines at all FIL competitions, the start order in the 1st race run is as follows:
- Men: 1-7, 8-15, 16-last according to placing in preliminary run
- Women: 1-10, 11-last according to placing in preliminary run
- Doubles: 1-10, 11-last according to placing in preliminary run
Start order for the 2nd race run:
- Men: 25-1 according to placing in the 1st race run
- Women: 20-1 according to placing in the 1st race run
- Doubles: 18-1 according to placing in the 1st race run
Participation in World Cup competitions:
32 men (15 seeded, 17 qualified through the Nations Cup)
24 women (10 seeded, 14 qualified through the Nations Cup)
20 doubles (10 seeded, 10 qualified through the Nations Cup)
Nations Cup (qualification)
Athletes that are not seeded have to qualify for the World Cup in the Nations Cup. Athletes from the seeded group do not participate in the Nations Cup/Qualification.
The start order for the Nations Cup arises from the current list of seeded groups, best to last. Afterwards, athletes who do not come from the seeded list will start. These athletes will be drawn.
The fastest 17 men, 14 women and 10 doubles qualify for the participation in the World Cup.
Start order at the World Cup:
The qualified athletes start first, last place to first place from the Nations Cup/qualification. The start order of the seeded group is determined by draw.
1st Race Run:
- Last place to first place from the qualification
- Seeded group based on draw
2nd Race Run:
- According to the results of the first race run, last place to best place
FIL-Competitions (World Cup, Team Relay World Cup, Junior / Youth A Word Cup)
For the results achieved in a FIL-Competition, the following points per competition are awarded:
with 1 point each
The basic components of a sled are:
- 2 runners
- 2 steels
- Sling seat or pod seat
- 2 bridges
The weight including attached accessories is:
- 21-25 kg for a single sled (calculation of weight 23 kg)
- 25-30 kg for a double sled (calculation of weight 27 kg)
- Max. 16 kg for a youth B sled
- Max. 14 kg for a youth sled
- Max. 24 kg for a youth doubles sled
Missing or increased weight (+/- 2 kg) can be compensated through additional weight and weight of race clothing. This rule does not apply to youth sleds.
Additional weights may be carried in singles' and doubles' competitions in general class and in junior / youth A class.
Thereby a bigger equal opportunity between low weight and high weight athletes should be achieved
The additional weight may not exceed
- Women, Junior Women, Youth A Men
- Men, Junior Men 1
- Youth A Women
- Doubles (Gen. class/juniors/youth A)
Inspections at the start
- Temperature of the steels
- Weight of the sled
- Overall weight of the athlete
Inspections at the finish (allotted athletes)
- race clothes and additional weight
- weight and construction of the sled
Artificial tracks are luge tracks which have been specially constructed for the sport of luge.
A difference is made between artificial luge tracks with or without refrigeration system.
As a general rule the maximum length between start and finish line for men’s singles must not exceed 1350 m.
Women / Doubles / Juniors
Minimum competition length
Artificial tracks are commissioned by the FIL Track Construction and Technical Commission.
More Interesting Facts
- Competitions may be held in extreme weather conditions with a
temperature as low as - 25°C
- The time is measured with an accuracy of 1000th of a second
- In case of snowfall the track is swept after a certain number of athletes
- The athlete has to pass the finish line in contact with his/her sled
- In order to participate in a competition the athletes require a valid FIL License (medical check-up, valid insurance) and the technical requirements for handling the track
- The athlete must wear the FIL safety helmet
- Competition program of Team Relay
- All three sleds of one team start one after the other from one start height in the order of women/men/double.
- The first sled (women) starts within a time slot of 30 seconds and the timekeeping starts with the passing of a light barrier.
- At the finish, the athlete must hit the touch pad, which opens the start gate for the second sled (men-single), all of this without the time stopping.
- The third sled (double) can start when the second athlete has hit the finish touch pad and the start gate opens again.
- As soon as the double reaches the touch pad, the time stops and the overall time for the relay team is determined.
- If an athlete does not reach the finish touch pad his/her team is disqualified.