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FIL Media Guide 2014/2015

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Artificial Track News 10.02.15
Tatjana Hüfner most successful World Championship competitor of all times

Sigulda (RWH) Four gold medals and one silver make Germany’s Tatjana Hüfner the most successful competitor ever in the FIL World Championships. Her compatriot Sylke Otto also won the World Championships four times, but can only add a bronze medal to that, while Margit Schumann earned four FIL... [more]

General News 10.02.15
Lillehammer 2016: One year to go to the Youth Olympic Winter Games

Lillehammer (RWH) On February 12, 2015 it’s exactly one year to go to the opening of the 2016 Youth Olympic Winter Games (YOG) in Lillehammer. The City in Norway, host of the 1994 Winter Olympics, then for ten days welcomes about 1,100 young athletes aged 15 to 18 from 70 nations to compete in 70... [more]

Artificial Track News 10.02.15
Preview Doubles: high-flyer vs hobby flyer

Sigulda (RWH) One duo has been together since their youngest years, the other duo is still young in years. One has always been inseparable, the other lives miles apart. The former have been the high-fliers of the last few years, for the latter a hobby flyer sets the pace. We’re talking of Tobias... [more]

Artificial Track News 10.02.15
Leitner-Resch most successful World Championship doubles duo ever

Sigulda (RWH) Patric Leitner and Alexander Resch of Germany are currently the most successful doubles team ever in the World Championships organized by the International Luge Federation (FIL). The 2002 Olympic Champions won World Championship gold four times in the course of their career, as well... [more]

Artificial Track News 10.02.15
Track record by junior of Ukraine

Winterberg (RWH) Even in luge this does not happen every day: Anton Dukach of Ukraine lowered the track record of Winterberg at the Junior World Cup to 52.037 seconds. The old track record (52.047) was held by Germany’s two-time World Champion and 2010 Olympic Silver medallist David... [more]

Artificial Track News 09.02.15
21 Nations at 45th FIL World Championships in Sigulda

Sigulda (RWH) Twenty one nations from three continents have registered to compete in the 45th World Championships organized by the International Luge Federation (FIL) in Sigulda on February 14-15, 2015. A total of 106 sleds have been entered, 42 in the men’s singles, 40 in the women’s singles and... [more]

Natural Track News 08.02.15
Gold on home soil for Kirchmair, Russia celebrates two titles

Oberperfuss (PMA) - 33rd Junior European Championships on Natural Track of International Luge Federation (FIL) were held from 7th to 8th February 2015 in Oberperfuss, Austria. The event was also the final race of the inaugural season of Junior World Cup. The rising star of the weekend was... [more]

Artificial Track News 07.02.15
Legendary coach Sepp Lenz celebrates 80th birthday

Berchtesgaden (RWH) Sepp Lenz, long-standing national coach to the German luge team, will be celebrating his 80th birthday on February 8. The man who has often been described as the “Goldsmith of Königssee” was in office for 29 long years from 1966 to 1995. Under his charge the German lugers, both... [more]

Natural Track News 03.02.15
Many favourites for the junior titles on natural track

Oberperfuss (PMA) 33rd Junior European Championships on Natural Track of International Luge Federation (FIL) are scheduled from 7th to 8th February 2015 and will be held in Oberperfuss, Austria. The event is also the final of the inaugural season of Junior World Cup. Junior European... [more]

Natural Track News 01.02.15
Tenth Overall World Cup victory for Patrick Pigneter

Vatra Dornei (PMA) Patrick Pigneter claims the Overall World Cup victory on Natural track for the tenth time in a row. The Italian fixes his title with a win at fifth GRM Group Luge World Cup race at Vatra Dornei (ROU). Ladies race was won by Russian Ekaterina Lavrentyeva on the track... [more]

Natural Track News 01.02.15
Italian youngsters dominate Junior World Cup race at Latzfons (ITA)

Latzfons (PMA) Third event of International Luge Federation (FIL) Junior Luge World Cup on Natural Track was scheduled in Italy. The races on the track at Latzfons were dominated by the Italian youngsters. Men’s Event was won by Thomas Unterholzner from Italy in front of his team-mates Dominik... [more]

Artificial Track News 01.02.15
Germany defends title in Viessmann Team Relay World Cup

Lillehammer (RWH) The German luge quartet has successfully defended its title as overall winner of the Viessmann Team Relay World Cup presented by BMW. After its fifth victory in as many races, the 2014 Olympic Champion can be sure of its fifth overall victory even before the final race of the... [more]

Artificial Track News 01.02.15
Wolfgang Kindl with first Austrian victory in ten years

Lillehammer (RWH) Tu felix Austria: Wolfgang Kindl has brightened the outlook for Austria’s lugers with the country’s first success in the men’s singles in ten years at the Viessmann World cup in Lillehammer, Norway. The 26-year-old Tyrolean brought home not only his first ever World Cup victory... [more]

Natural Track News 31.01.15
Italians Golden Double Pigneter/Clara wins in Romania

Vatra Dornei (PMA) The Romanian city was the host of fifth GRM Luge World Cup on Natural Track. The ski resort, with its 17.000 inhabitants, is located in the Carpathians and the most eastern spot of this year’s Luge World Cup. It is the fourth World Cup race on the track “Bucovina”. In 2017 Vatra... [more]

Artificial Track News 31.01.15
Former European Champion Tatiana Ivanova makes comeback

Lillehammer (RWH) Two-times European Champion Tatiana Ivanova is back. Two years after her last victory, the fourth-placed Olympian (2010) has won the third World Cup victory of her career in Lillehammer, Norway. Two weeks before the 45th World Championships organised by the International Luge... [more]

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