Artificial Track News 15.02.15
Germany defends World Championship title

Sigulda (RWH) The German luge relay team has successfully defended its title at the 45th World Championships organised by the International Luge Federation (FIL) in the Latvian town of Sigulda. This makes Germany unbeaten in the team relay since its introduction at the World Championships in... [more]

Artificial Track News 15.02.15
Semen Pavlichenko upstages Felix Loch in men’s singles

Sigulda (RWH) Russia’s Semen Pavlichenko has upstaged Olympic Champion Felix Loch of Germany, and is the new World Champion in the men’s singles. At the 45th World Championships organised by the International Luge Federation (FIL) in the Latvian town of Sigulda, Pavlichenko, who came fifth at the... [more]

Natural Track News 14.02.15
Overall World cup winners dominate season finals at Umhausen

Umhausen (PMA) Natural track season ended with sixth GRM Group Luge World Cup. Overall World Cup victories went to the title defenders Patrick Pigneter (ITA), Ekaterina Lavrentyeva (RUS) and Patrick Pigneter/Florian Clara (ITA). All three won also the final race of the season at... [more]

Artificial Track News 14.02.15
Natalie Geisenberger defends title in women’s singles

Sigulda (RWH) Natalie Geisenberger of Germany has successfully defended her World Championship title in the women’s singles, while teammate Tatjana Hüfner has further improved her position as the most successful World Championship competitor ever. At the 45th World Championships organised by the... [more]

Artificial Track News 14.02.15
Wendl-Arlt defend world championship title

Sigulda (RWH) 2014 Olympic Champions Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt from Germany continue to lead the way in the luge doubles, successfully defending their title at the 45th World Championships organised by the International Luge Federation (FIL) in the Latvian town of Sigulda. Silver went to... [more]

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]