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FIL Media Guide 2014/2015

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General News 28.05.15
Winter sports federations drop out of SportAccord

Berlin (RWH) Winter Olympics sports federations (AIOWF) on Wednesday left SportAccord, suspending any collaboration with the umbrella organization in the latest fallout following a row with the International Olympic Committee, AIOWF said. This was now published by Reuters in Berlin, Germany. In... [more]

General News 27.05.15
Full schedule for the spring meeting of the FIL Executive Board

Sarajevo (RWH) Members of the Executive Board of the International Luge Federation (FIL) can expect a packed schedule at the spring meeting in Sarajevo this weekend. The agenda of the meeting in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina includes preparations for the 52nd FIL Congress in mid-June in... [more]

Artificial Track News 26.05.15
Tatjana Hüfner will sustain career

Berchtesgaden (RWH) Germany’s Olympic Champion and four times World Champion Tatjana Hüfner will sustain her career. The most successful competitor in female luge at World Championships of the International Luge Federation (FIL) appears in the brand new squad of the German Federation for the... [more]

Artificial Track News 14.05.15
Positive reaction of Bruno Banani documentary

München (RWH) A positive reaction of the audience created the documentary “Being Bruno Banani” by its national premiere during the 30th International Documentary Film Festival Munich. “I love this production”, said Bruno Banani, who attended the premiere. The authors used over 250 hours of audio... [more]

Artificial Track News 13.05.15
PyeongChang celebrates 1,000 days to go to 2018 Olympics

PyeongChang (RWH) On May 16, it’s 1,000 days to go to the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. The Organising Committee POCOG celebrates this date with two days of ceremonies taking place in Gangneung, Jeongseon, PyeongChang and the capital Seoul. POCOG... [more]

General News 11.05.15
FIL President Fendt visits National Olympic Committee pf Slovenia

Ljubljana. (RWH) The president of the International Luge Federation (FIL), Josef Fendt of Germany, has visited the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Slovenia. In Ljubljana the former world champion met Dr. Edvard Kolar, the secretary general of the National Olympic Committee (NOC). Fendt was ... [more]

General News 08.05.15
Lukas Hammer new CEO of Swiss Sliding

Cham (RWH) Lukas Hammer is the new CEO of Swiss Sliding. That was announced on the Swiss Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation’s homepage. Hammer, formerly in execitive positions at Swiss TV, ice hockey club EHC Kloten and the Swiss Ice Hockey Federation, succeeds Reto Götschi. The former... [more]

Artificial Track News 06.05.15
Premiere of Bruno Banani documentary

Leipzig (RWH) The production company MEDIAHEADZ of Leipzig, Germany, has announced that the documentary “Being Bruno Banani” will be premiered twice in Germany, with the national premiere during the Neisse Film Festival in Zittau on 8 May 2015 (6:30 pm, Hillersche Villa), and the Bavarian premiere... [more]

Artificial Track News 04.05.15
Erin Hamlin heads US national team

Lake Placid (RWH) Olympic bronze medallist Erin Hamlin heads the US selection for the next luge season, the US Luge Association (USLA) has announced in Lake Placid. A further seven 2014 Olympic competitors have been selected for the national team, which made a total of thirteen Viessmann World Cup... [more]

General News 29.04.15
FIL management meets Russian sports minister Mutko at SportAccord Convention

Sochi (RWH) President Josef Fendt and Secretary General Svein Romstad have been visiting Sochi, Russia, where they represented the International Luge Federation (FIL) at the annual meeting of SportAccord, the union for international sports federations. The visit included a range of meetings, with... [more]

General News 21.04.15
Chris Mazdzer elected as chairman of the athletes’ commission

St. Leonhard (RWH) US luger Chris Mazdzer has been confirmed in office as chairman of the athletes’ commission of the International Luge Federation (FIL). The election took place at the meeting of the athletes’ commission (Artificial and Natural Track) at St. Leonhard close to Salzburg. This was... [more]

Artificial Track News 17.04.15
Gerda Weissensteiner enters FISI Hall of Fame

Bozen (RWH) Gerda Weissensteiner, who won the 1994 Olympics in the women’s luge, has been inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Italian Winter Sports Federation (FISI). The 46-year-old athlete from South Tyrol received the award from the President of the National Olympic Committee for Italy... [more]

Natural Track News 15.04.15
Anton Blasbichler retires from professional sport

Berchtesgaden (PMA) - After 26 years of competing as a professional luge athlete for the Italian squad Anton Blasbichler has announced the end of his career. The 43-Year-Old from South Tyrol was the only athlete in the entire World Cup field who was still active and participated at the first... [more]

General News 13.04.15
Commissions prepare for conference

Berchtesgaden (RWH) The special commissions of the International Luge Federation (FIL) will be meeting in the Austrian village of St Leonhard close to Salzburg from Thursday to Saturday this week (16–18 April 2015) to make important decisions related to the 63rd FIL Conference being held in... [more]

Artificial Track News 10.04.15
PyeongChang announces venue names for 2018 Olympic Games

Seoul (RWH) The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed the names of 20 PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games facilities. As announced in a POCOGpress release, the organizers unterwent the... [more]

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