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Artificial Track News 22.09.15
Julia Clukey, West, Krewson-Sherk winners of USA Start Championships

Lake Placid (RWH) Vancouver Olympian Julia Clukey and Sochi Olympic team member Tucker West won their respective divisions at the annual USA Luge Start Championships in Lake Placid. Justin Krewson and Andrew Sherk, a new doubles team, captured the discipline title. This was published in a press... [more]

Artificial Track News 17.09.15
Riga Sports Night 2015

Riga (RWH) For the fifth time recreational and sports festival "Riga Sports Night" took place. Along the canal, by the Monument of Freedom and at the city centre park different thematic areas and sports activities were located. More than 60 different sports clubs, schools, federations and... [more]

Artificial Track News 16.09.15
Productive preliminary inspection in Sochi

Sochi (RWH) Stanislav Tyurin, Executive Director of the Russian Luge Federation (FSSR), has described the preliminary inspection by Marie Luise Rainer, Sports Director of the International Luge Federation (FIL), ahead of the Viessmann World Cup in winter 2015/2016 as “very productive”. Some... [more]

Artificial Track News 15.09.15
YOG Lillehammer 2016: 150 days to go

Lillehammer (RWH) On September 15, 2015 it’s 150 days to go to the opening ceremony of the second Youth Olympic Winter Games (YOG) in Lillehammer in Norway. Over 1,000 athletes between the ages of 15 and 18, competing in 70 disciplines from 15 sports, will gather in the site of the 1994... [more]

General News 15.09.15
Honorary FIL member Baron von Falz-Fein celebrates 103rd birthday

Vaduz/Liechtenstein (RWH) Baron Eduard Alexandrowitsch von Falz-Fein, an honorary member of the International Luge Federation (FIL), celebrated his 103rd birthday on 14 September 2015 in his adopted home town of Vaduz, Liechtenstein. The FIL congratulated him with a bouquet of flowers. Baron... [more]

General News 14.09.15
Executive Board to discuss 2015/2016 season at next meeting

Reichenau an der Rax, Austria (RWH) The next meeting of the Executive Board of the International Luge Federation (FIL) will be focusing on the forthcoming season. The items on the agenda for the two-day meeting on 18–19 September to be held in Reichenau an der Rax (AUT) mainly concern issues... [more]

General News 07.09.15
64th FIL Conference scheduled for 17–18 June 2016

Berchtesgaden (RWH) The date of the 64th Conference of the International Luge Federation (FIL) has now been set. The FIL announced in Berchtesgaden that the annual meeting of the international organisation would take place on 17 and 18 June 2016 in the previously selected location of Lake Placid... [more]

Artificial Track News 02.09.15
Schädler heads first luge training course in China

Yanking /China (RWH) Shortly after the election of Beijing to host the XXIV Olympic Winter Games, the first preparations have begun in the sport of luge. Liechtenstein’s Wolfgang Schädler, the sports coordinator for China, held the first luge camp in Yanking from 17 to 23 August, and at the end... [more]

Artificial Track News 27.08.15
Albert Demchenko appointed Russian head coach

Moscow (RWH) Albert Demchenko, who competed in a record seven Olympics in the luge, has been promoted to head coach of the Russian team. In the winter of 2014/2015, the winner of three silver medals at the Olympic Winter Games played an important role in the success of Semen Pavlichenko, who won... [more]

Natural Track News 26.08.15
An active Styrian summer

Graz (PMA) Holidays of top athletes look different. The main focus is on training and the athletes of the Natural Track like to challenge themselves also in summer. So did the Styrian squad around Overall World Cup third Michael Scheikl. He and his teammates competed at the Grazathlon in June. “The... [more]

Natural Track News 20.08.15
FIL on Tour

Berchtesgaden (PMA) Former athlete Evi Mitterstieler from Italy is now responsible for the Development of Luge on Natural Track. To enlarge the family of Luge she started a new program called the “Tourbus” together with Vice President Natural Track of International Luge Federation (FIL) Peter... [more]

Natural Track News 19.08.15
Alex Gruber in New Zealand

Naseby (PMA) - He was the first challenger of Patrick Pigneter this winter. Alex Gruber won the World Cup race at Deutschnofen, claimed the Silver medal at the World Championships in Austria and finished second in the Overall World Cup classification. This summer he is invited as guest coach in... [more]

Artificial Track News 19.08.15
Natalie Geisenberger nominated for Sportswoman of the Year Award

New York (RWH) A great honour for luger Natalie Geisenberger: the 2014 Olympic Champion and two-times World Champion has been nominated for the Women’s Sports Foundation’s Sportswoman of the Year Award. The 27-year-old German athlete is in illustrious company, with nominees including Serena... [more]

Artificial Track News 17.08.15
Olympic Champion Hüfner undergoes surgery after Achilles tendon rupture

Berlin (RWH) Tatjana Hüfner of Germany, who took gold at the 2010 Winter Olympics and won four World Championships, recently ruptured her left Achilles tendon and underwent subsequent surgery in Berlin. The 32-year-old, who also collected silver at the 2014 Olympics and bronze at the 2006... [more]

Natural Track News 11.08.15
Luge on Natural Track presented at Sports Forum Mals

Mals (PMA) South Tyrol hosted the fifth International Course for physical education at the Sports Forum Mals, where 300 teachers from 20 countries participated. For the first time in the history of the forum Luge on Natural Track was included into the programme. On a practice slope former World... [more]