General News 15.07.15
FIL President Fendt visits Karl Damian

Bozen (RWH) The President of the International Luge Federation (FIL), Josef Fendt from Germany, has been visiting the luge coordinator for the Italian Winter Sports Federation (FISI) Karl Damian, in Bolzano, Italy. Damian is currently recovering from the aftermath of Guillain-Barré syndrome, a... [more]

Artificial Track News 13.07.15
Armin Zöggeler’s daughter Nina in Italy’s athlete development pipeline

Lana (RWH) Luge must be in their blood: last winter, Russian luger Victoria Demchenko, daughter of three-times Olympic silver medallist Albert Demchenko, was in the news with silver at both the World and European Junior Championships. And now the 14-year-old daughter of record-breaking World... [more]

Natural Track News 10.07.15
2019 Luge World Championships on Natural Track in Latzfons

Berchtesgaden (PMA) The 63rd Congress of the International Luge Federation (FIL) in PyeongChang, Korea, awarded the 2019 World Championships to Italy. Latzfons will be the host of the 22nd FIL Luge World Championships on Natural Track. Several World Cup races were held on the track “Lahnwiesen”,... [more]

Artificial Track News 08.07.15
Natalie Geisenberger in FIL-Magazine: “I motivate myself through my achievements”

Berchtesgaden (RWH) Olympic champion Natalie Geisenberger, who successfully defended her World Champion title in the 2014/15 winter and won the overall Viessmann World Cup for the third year in a row, never tires of heading from victory to victory. “I motivate myself through my achievements. I know... [more]

General News 03.07.15
No doping in FIL disciplines

PyeongChang (RWH) Luge is a clean sport. As in previous years, there were no doping cases in the sport governed by the International Luge Federation (FIL) last season, information which is confirmed in a report from the Medical Commission presented at the 63rd FIL Congress in PyeongChang, Korea. ... [more]

Artificial Track News 01.07.15
Nine Viessmann World cup and 46. FIL World Championships at Königssee

Berchtesgaden (RWH) The key events on the sporting calendar for winter 2015/2016 released by the International Luge Federation (FIL) include nine Viessmann Luge World Cups in six countries and the 46th FIL World Championships in Königssee (GER). Königssee, the oldest and most prestigious... [more]

Artificial Track News 01.07.15
Wolfgang Schädler appointed sports coordinator for China

Vaduz (RWH) Liechtenstein’s Wolfgang Schädler has a new field of action, and will be working as sports coordinator for the national federation in China in the future. Schädler, who last worked as a coach in Russia and before that spent 24 years training the US team, will be building up a youth... [more]

Artificial Track News 30.06.15
IOC awards all TV broadcast rights in Europe to Discovery and Eurosport

Lausanne (RWH) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that all TV and multi-platform broadcast rights in Europe for the four Olympic Games in the 2018–2024 period have been awarded to Discovery Communications, the parent company of Eurosport. “Today’s announcement kicks off a... [more]

General News 24.06.15
Jürg Möckli elected President of Swiss Sliding

Lugano (RWH) Jürg Möckli is the new elected president of Swiss Sliding, the national federation for Bobsleigh, Luge and Skeleton in Switzerland. This was now published by Swiss Sliding after the convention of delegates in Lugano. Christian Meili, the predecessor of Möckli, resigns after four... [more]

General News 20.06.15
Romania to host 65th FIL Conference in 2017

PyeongChang (RWH) Romania has been selected to host the next-but-one annual conference of the International Luge Federation (FIL) by the 63rd FIL Conference in PyeongChang, Korea. The 65th Conference in 2017 will be held either in the Romanian capital Bucharest, or in Mamaia, a holiday resort on... [more]

Artificial Track News 20.06.15
48th FIL World Championships to be held in Winterberg in 2019

PyeongChang (RWH) Winterberg in Germany has beaten its competitors Lake Placid and Sochi in the bid for the 48th World Championships organised by the International Luge Federation (FIL) and has been selected by the 63rd FIL Conference in PyeongChang, Korea, to host the prestigious championships in... [more]

Artificial Track News 19.06.15
FIL sprint to be tested at 46th World Championships

PyeongChang (RWH) The International Luge Federation (FIL) will be testing its sprint format as a discipline in its own right with titles for the women’s singles, men’s singles and the doubles at the 46th FIL World Championships on the artificial track in Königssee (GER), 30–31 January 2016.. A... [more]

General News 19.06.15
FIL athlete spokesman Mazdzer joins Executive Board

PyeongChang (RWH) The chairman of the International Luge Federation’s athletes’ commission will be a member of the FIL Executive Board in future. The move was decided by the 63rd FIL Conference in the future Olympic host city PyeongChang and takes immediate effect. This change to the statutes... [more]

General News 19.06.15
FIL President Fendt announces extension of development programme

PyeongChang (RWH) At the 63rd Conference of the International Luge Association (FIL) in PyeongChang, Korea, President Josef Fendt from Germany announced that the FIL’s comprehensive development programme would be further extended, with an enhanced focus on promotion in Asia. “We will revise parts... [more]

General News 19.06.15
Medal of Honor in Gold for Gennadi Rodionov

PyeongChang (RWH) Gennadi Rodionov from Russia received the Medal of Honor in gold of the International Luge Federation (FIL). In recognition of his service for the sport of Luge the former member of the Executive Board was awarded with the medal at the 63nd FIL Congress in PyeongChang (Korea).... [more]