Artificial Track News 01.09.14
Aileen Frisch, Dominik Fischnaller and Rieder-Rastner win in Meransen

Meransen/South Tyrol (RWH) Germany’s Aileen Frisch and local heroes Dominik Fischnaller and Ludwig Rieder/Patrick Rastner are the winners of the traditional start competition in Meransen/South Tyrol.

In women’s race second place behind reigning Under 23 World Champion Frisch went to... [more]

Artificial Track News 25.08.14
Six relay events in 2014/2015 Viessmann World Cup

Berchtesgaden (RWH) The International Luge Federation in Berchtesgaden has put six relay races on the agenda of the Viessmann Luge World Cup in the forthcoming post-Olympic winter.

The relays will be run in the world cups in Lake Placid, USA (5-6 December 2014), on the German tracks in... [more]

Artificial Track News 19.08.14
America-Pacific-Championships to be held in Lake Placid next winter

Berchtesgaden (RWH) The International Luge Federation FIL has decided to hold next winter’s America-Pacific-Championships on the artificial track in Lake Placid in the US state of New York. The fight for medals will take place in a race-in-race format during the 2nd Viessmann World Cup on 5 and 6... [more]

Artificial Track News 14.08.14
FIL supporting reconstruction of Olympic track in Sarajevo

Berchtesgaden (RWH) The reconstruction of the Olympic track in Sarajevo enjoys the full support of the International Luge Federation. FIL president Josef Fendt announced in Berchtesgaden that the federation has granted a considerable sum of money for the acquisition of wheeled sledges for summer... [more]

Artificial Track News 06.08.14
Pyeongchang delegation visits FIL offices

Berchtesgaden (RWH) Headed by Cho Kyuseok, Director-General of Gangwon Headquarters for the 2018 Winter Games, a high-ranking delegation from future Olympic host Pyeongchang has paid a visit to the offices of the International Luge Federation ((FIL) in Berchtesgaden. Pyeongchang lies in Gangwon... [more]

Artificial Track News 05.08.14
No surprise with regard to Germany’s World Cup squad

Berchtesgaden (RWH) There is no surprise with regard to Germany’s team for the Viessmann Luge World Cup series in the post-Olympic season. Four-time World champion Tatjana Huefner, who claimed a silver medal at the Olympic Games in Sochi, and 36-year-old Anke Wischnewski, who earned a sixth-place... [more]

Artificial Track News 30.07.14
PyeongChang reports on track progress

Koenigssee (RWH) PyeongChang, which will be hosting the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in South Korea, has provided the federations for luge (FIL) and bobsleigh/skeleton (FIBT) with information on the status of preparations at a meeting in Koenigssee. At the meeting attended by FIL and FIBT presidents... [more]

Artificial Track News 28.07.14
Building starts for PyeongChang 2018

PyeongChang (RWH) With the last Winter Games over, it’s time to start preparing for the next: Sochi 2014 is only just history, yet the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, are already making waves, with the clearing of woodland to make way for the construction of the future Olympic ice... [more]

Natural Track News 26.07.14
Athlete recruiting in Austria and Turkey

(ck) In Austria as well as in Turkey the summer months are being used to recruit the future natural track champions. In Austria trial courses were held in five different schools in the regions Mariazell, Aflenz, Thoerl, Buggern and Stadl. So far more than 500 students got to try natural luge. In... [more]

Artificial Track News 23.07.14
Karl-Heinz Anschütz celebrates 70th birthday

Schmiedefeld (RWH) Karl-Heinz Anschütz, who acted as sports coordinator for the International Luge Federation (FIL) for many years, will be 70 on Thursday, 24 July. Anschütz, who runs a guest house with his wife Ilka in in the Thuringian Forest, was responsible for the Viessmann World Cup for over... [more]

Artificial Track News 21.07.14
Bavarian Sports Award goes to luge gold medallists

Munich (RWH) The Bavarian Prime Minister’s Personal Prize at the Bavarian Sports Awards 2014 has gone to Germany’s luge gold medallists and their team. Prime Minister Horst Seehofer presented the award to Natalie Geisenberger, Felix Loch, Tobias Arlt and Tobias Wendl (gold both individually in... [more]

General News 17.07.14
64th FIL Congress in Lake Placid in 2016

Innsbruck (RWH) Lake Placid in the U.S. state of New York will host the 64th Congress of the International Luge Federation (FIL) in 2016. This decision was taken during the 62nd FIL Congress in Innsbruck (Austria). The upcoming 63rd FIL Congress will be staged in Pyeongchang (South Korea), host of... [more]

Artificial Track News 08.07.14
Meeting of hosts an ideal information exchange

St. Leonhard near Salzburg (RWH) The now traditional meeting of hosts in the International Luge Federation (FIL) is seen as the ideal information exchange. The event organisers of the Viessmann World Cup will be meeting FIL officers in St. Leonhard near Salzburg on 10 July in preparation for the... [more]

Artificial Track News 08.07.14
Almaty, Beijing and Oslo become Candidate Cities for the Olympic Winter Games 2022

Lausanne (RWH) Almaty (Kazakhstan), Beijing (China) and Oslo (Norway) will progress from the Applicant City Phase to the Candidate City Phase in the bid to host the Olympic Winter Games 2022. IOC president Thomas Bach announced this decision of the Executive Board of the International Olympic... [more]

Artificial Track News 07.07.14
Former president of GDR-Federation Martin Kilian has passed away

Ilsenburg (RWH) Martin Kilian has passed away. The former President of the Luge and Bobsleigh Federation of the GDR (DSBV) died on 2nd of July at the age of 86. This was now published by the Bob- und Rodelclub 1924 Ilsenburg/Harz.

Kilian, between 1982 and 1990 Vice-President of the... [more]