General News 02.04.15
Second International Day of Sport for Development and Peace on April 6

Lausanne (RWH) On April 6, 2015 the second International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) will take place worldwide. At the initiative of the International Olympic Committee IOC, this day was launched in August 2013 by the United Nations and pays tribute to the role of sport in... [more]

General News 30.03.15
63rd FIL Conference in PyeongChang on the horizon

Berchtesgaden (RWH) The luge winter is hardly over, and already preparations are underway for the 63rd annual meeting of the International Luge Federation (FIL). The FIL Conference being held a year after the 2014 Olympics will take place on 19 and 20 June 2015 in PyeongChang, Korea, which in its... [more]

Artificial Track News 27.03.15
IOC launches medal design competition for Lillehammer 2016

Lausanne/Lillehammer (RWH) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) launched a competition offering fans and young designers the opportunity to create the medal for the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games. Submissions will be accepted as of now until 1 June 2015 at... [more]

Artificial Track News 24.03.15
Russian Coach Demchenko taught his protégés a lesson

Sochi (RWH) Albert Demchenko, the grand old man of Russian Luge, has taught his protégés a lesson. The three time silver medalist at Winter Games, who is now working as a coach for the Russian Federation, captured the Gold medal at the national Championships on the Olympic track of Sochi. Even... [more]

Artificial Track News 23.03.15
Armin Zoeggeler nominated for “Sport Hero” of SportAccord

Lausanne (RWH) Italy’s two-time Olympic Champion Armin Zoeggeler is one of the SportAccord „Sport Hero”- nominees for the inaugural SportAccord Awards. The general public voting process is underway for selecting the finalists in six categories open to public voting. Voting lines are open and will... [more]

Artificial Track News 23.03.15
Excellent TV ratings in Germany

Berchtesgaden (RWH) The Viessmann World Cup organised by the International Luge Federation (FIL) this post-Olympic winter achieved excellent audience ratings in the two German television channels ARD and ZDF. The highest market share went to ZDF, whose live broadcast of the men’s singles in... [more]

Artificial Track News 20.03.15
IOC Coordination Commission satisfied after fourth visit to PyeongChang

PyeongChang (RWH) The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 has wrapped up its fourth visit to Korea, satisfied with progress. The Commission, staying for the first time in Gangneung, site of the Alpensia sliding centre as... [more]

Artificial Track News 17.03.15
POCOG launches working group for successful test events

Seoul (RWH) The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) announced the official launch of an organizing committee for test events, tentatively named “PyeongChang Winter Series Foundation.” The Foundation will work closely with each stakeholder to... [more]

General News 17.03.15
USLA President Bell visits FIL Office

Berchtesgaden (RWH) Dwight Bell, President of the United States Luge Association (USLA) and his CEO Jim Leahy have met with the leaders of the International Luge Federation (FIL) in the FIL office in Berchtesgaden for an exchange of views. The meeting with FIL President Josef Fendt, Vice... [more]

General News 14.03.15
Mourning Place to be erected at Olympic Games 2016

Rio de Janeiro (RWH) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will set up a special area in the Olympic Village in Rio next year for athletes to mourn the loss of family or friends. The decision was announced by International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach after a meeting of his... [more]

Natural Track News 10.03.15
Gruber beats Pigneter at Italian Championships

Val Gardena (PMA) Men's competition at the Italian National Luge Championships on Natural Track in Plan de Gralba ended with a small surprise. Alex Gruber beat current World Champion and Overall World Cup Winner Patrick Pigneter at the track near Val Gardena. Pigneter managed to win the Doubles... [more]

Natural Track News 10.03.15
Russian-Double for Stanislav Kovshik at National Championships

Novouralsk (PMA) 23-year old Stanislav Kovshik was the star of 2015 Russian Luge Championships on Natural Track. He won the Men’s Race and the Doubles competition partnering Ilya Tarasov at the natural track in Novouralsk. The Ladies title went to Ekaterina Lavrentyeva. [more]

General News 10.03.15
Management team from Slovenian association visits FIL

Berchtesgaden (RWH) The management of the Slovenian Luge Federation headed by President Milan Sirse has just visited Josef Fendt, the President of the International Luge Federation (FIL), in Berchtesgaden. During the meeting in the FIL office, Slovenia’s work with young talents on both the... [more]

General News 05.03.15
Fendt fears twofold disadvantage from winter FIFA World Cup in 2022

Berchtesgaden (RWH) The President of the International Luge Federation (FIL), Josef Fendt from Berchtesgaden, fears that the sport of luge will be at a massive disadvantage if the 2022 FIFA World Cup is held in November and December as planned by the international governing body FIFA. “Moving the... [more]

Natural Track News 03.03.15

Berchtesgaden (PMA) Eurosport 2 (Germany) is broadcasting a 30 min highlight-show of 20th FIL Luge World Championships on Natural Track at Mariazell 2015. The magazine will be shown on Friday, 13th March 2015 at 18:30 (CET). Austrian National Television ORF SPORT + is broadcasting a 30 min... [more]