Artificial Track News 12.02.15
Preview Men: Felix Loch: First among equals

Sigulda (RWH) The Latin phrase “primus inter pares” (first among equals) is a pretty good description of the position held by Felix Loch in men’s luge. With two Olympic victories in 2010 and 2014, gold with the relay team at Sochi 2014 and four FIL World Championship titles in the men’s singles,... [more]

Artificial Track News 12.02.15
Felix Loch on the trail of record World Champion Armin Zöggeler

Sigulda (RWH) The record-holding World Champion in the men’s singles is an Italian named Armin Zöggeler. But at the age of just 25, Germany’s Felix Loch is hot on the heels of the gifted South Tyrolean athlete. During the course of his exceptional career, Zöggeler collected a total of six gold... [more]

Natural Track News 11.02.15
Final races of Natural Track season under floodlights in Tyrol

Umhausen (PMA) Current season of GRM Group Luge World Cup on Natural Track will come to an end this weekend in Austria. Umhausen and its 955 metres long “Grantau” track will host the World Cup Finals. Final competition runs are scheduled on Saturday. Doubles, Ladies and Men’s event will be raced... [more]

Artificial Track News 10.02.15
Preview Women: World Championship Geisenberger favorite despite a “bad head”

Sigulda (RWH) Even Olympic and World Champions can suffer a fall. Witness Natalie Geisenberger, who crashed badly during the German team’s training camp on the ice track in the Latvian town of Sigulda. The 26-year-old is unlikely to forget the “bad head” she suffered as a result of the mild... [more]

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]