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FIL Media Guide 2013/2014

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Artificial Track News 06.05.14
FIL publishes 2014-2015 Luge Calendar

Berchtesgaden (RWH) The International Luge Federation (FIL) has published its calendar for the 2014-2015 season, featuring nine Viessmann Luge World Cup events in six countries on two continents, with the highlight of the season, the FIL Luge World Championships 2015 in Sigulda (Latvia) on... [more]

Artificial Track News 05.05.14
Pyeongchang enters Winter Games spotlight

Pyeongchang (RWH) Four years before the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games get underway, the Pyeongchang 2018 Organising Committee (POCOG) continues to make steady progress in its preparations, as it enters the full glare of the Winter Games spotlight. That was the message delivered by the... [more]

Artificial Track News 29.04.14
FIL President Fendt in Nagano

Nagano (RWH) The President of the International Luge Federation, Josef Fendt of Germany, has just visited Nagano, Japan, which hosted the Winter Olympics in 1998. Accompanied by Secretary General Svein Romstad (USA) and Koji Kuriyama, FIL’s coordinator for Asia, Fendt’s agenda included a trip to... [more]

Natural Track News 28.04.14
Melanie Schwarz also ends her career

(es) - On March, 9th the Italian announced via Facebook her retirement: “With today’s win at the national championships I am going to end my long, successful career that was shaped by ups and downs.” The 24-year-old also had a special season – with exactly these ups and downs. She was not able... [more]

Artificial Track News 28.04.14
Switzerland's Gregory Carigiet ends career

Chur (RWH) Swiss luger Gregory Carigiet has retired. The 27-year-old made the announcement in a press release from his home town of Chur, explaining that he would need more time and more money to continue in the sport.

Carigiet was placed twelfth at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia,... [more]

Artificial Track News 23.04.14
David Möller of Germany ends career

Oberhof (RWH) David Möller, who collected a silver medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, has ended his active career. The 2004 and 2007 world champion announced in Oberhof that he was looking forward to facing new professional challenges and to spending more time with his family.... [more]

General News 16.04.14
FIL Expert and Commissions Meeting

Berchtesgaden (RWH) Last weekend, 11–13 April, the various commissions of the International Luge Federation (FIL) convened in the Austrian village of St Leonhard. The agenda covered changes to the rules for artificial and natural tracks, adjustments to the FIL racing calendar, and a discussion of... [more]

Artificial Track News 15.04.14
Robert Fegg to join Korea’s coaching team

Altenberg (RWH) Korea’s head coach Steffen Sartor has announced in Altenberg (GER) that 2018 Winter Olympic host Korea is enhancing its coaching team. Robert Fegg, who came fourth in the 1999 World Championships and has served the Canadian Luge Association as coach since 2007, is joining the... [more]

General News 11.04.14
Press Officer of the FIL

The International Luge Federation is seeking to appoint a professional for the position of Press Officer of the FIL at a freelance basis or for employment on a full or part time basis. Please click  [more]

General News 10.04.14
Kasper elected to replace Fasel as President of AIOWF

Belek / Turkey (RWH) Gian-Franco Kasper has been elected the new President of the Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations (AIOWF) during the General Assembly at Belek/Turkey. Kasper, President of the International Ski Federation (FIS), will replace fellow Swiss René Fasel,... [more]

Artificial Track News 09.04.14
FIL President Fendt attends Viessmann Olympic Welcome Party

Allendorf (RWH) The president of the International Luge Association (FIL), Josef Fendt, was one of the guests at the Olympic Welcome Party in Allendorf, Hessen, organised by FIL’s main sponsor Viessmann. Fendt used the occasion to present Professor Martin Viessmann with an original world cup –... [more]

General News 09.04.14
President Fendt and Secretary General Romstad at SportAccord

Antalya /Turkey (RWH) President Josef Fendt and Secretary General Svein Romstad represent the International Luge Federation FIL in Antalya (Turkey) at the annual convention of SportAccord, the umbrella body representing the worldwide federations of Olympic and non-Olympic sports.

During... [more]

Artificial Track News 04.04.14
Bronze-Medallist Erin Hamlin selected best Female Olympian

Washington D.C. (RWH) The United States Olympic Committee announced the Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games honourees for Best of U.S., a new awards program that recognizes outstanding performances from the Olympic and Paralympic Games, as determined by fan vote. For Olympic sport, luge... [more]

General News 03.04.14
FIL President Fendt confirmed for IOC Commission „Sports and Environment“

Lausanne (RWH) Dr. Thomas Bach, new president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has confirmed Germany’s Josef Fendt, president of the International Luge Federation (FIL), as a member of the IOC commission “Sports and Environment”. This was published by the IOC in a press release in... [more]

Artificial Track News 31.03.14
Double Olympic Champions Andreas Linger and Wolfgang Linger to “draw a silver line”

Vienna (pps) After having claimed the silver medal at the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi (Russia), Austria’s most successful lugers of all time, double Olympic Champions Andreas (aged 32) and his brother Wolfgang Linger (30), will draw a line under their active luge career. “We both have families... [more]

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