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]

Natural Track News 02.03.15
Johnson and Wills win North American Championship titles

Negaunee (PMA) North American Championships took place on 28th February at the Upper Peninsula Luge Club's Natural Track at Lucy Hill in Negaunee, Michigan. Men's Race was won by Canadian athlete Kai Johnson. The victory at the Ladies Race went to the United States and Tammy Wills. [more]

Artificial Track News 01.03.15
Germany wins European Championship gold in team relay

Sochi (RWH) Germany’s luge quartet has won the 46th European Championships organised by the International Luge Federation (FIL) in Sochi, Russia. The team of Dajana Eitberger, Felix Loch and Tobias Wendl–Tobias Arlt relegated Russia’s Tatiana Ivanova, Semen Pavlichenko and doubles duo Alexandr... [more]

Artificial Track News 01.03.15
World Champion Semen Pavlichenko wins European Championships

Sochi (RWH) Another success for Semen Pavlichenko: two weeks after his title of World Champion, the Russian luger has won gold in the 46th European Championships organised by the International Luge Federation (FIL) on the Olympic track in Sochi, Russia. At the same time, the fifth-placed Olympian... [more]

Artificial Track News 28.02.15
Dajana Eitberger wins first European Championships

Sochi (RWH) Double victory for Dajana Eitberger: the 24-year-old German luger has celebrated not only her first win in a Viessmann World Cup, but also victory in the 46th European Championships organised by the International Luge Federation (FIL). In the final race of the season on the Olympic... [more]

Artificial Track News 28.02.15
Wendl–Arlt European Champions – Eggert–Benecken win Viessmann World Cup

Sochi (RWH) In the final World Cup race of the season in Sochi, Russia, which also counted as the 46th European Championships organised by the International Luge Federation (FIL), Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt have added to their list of titles, and Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken have collected... [more]

General News 27.02.15
Ukraine to compete at Viessmann World Cup in Russia

Sochi (RWH) The luge federation of the Ukraine competes with a complete team at the finale of the Viessmann Luge World Cup in Sochi, Russia. At the Nationscup, the qualifier for the Viessmann World Cup this weekend, Olena Stetskiv finished on 11th place, Andriy Mandziy reached place 14 and in... [more]

Artificial Track News 27.02.15
Maksim Aravin four thousands ahead of his team-mate

Sochi (RWH) Maksim Aravin of Russia has won the qualification race for the Viessmann Luge World Cup this weekend in Sochi, Russia. The 20-years-old was just four thousands of a second ahead of his team-mate Evgeny Voskresenskiy. Third place went to Riks Kristens Rozitis of Latvia. Winner in... [more]

Artificial Track News 26.02.15
European Championships go back to 1914

Sochi (RWH) The 2014 Olympic track in the Russian town of Sochi will be hosting the 46th European Luge Championships in the 2014/2015 season. The history of the European Championships goes back to 1914, when over 100 years ago the first championships were held in Reichenberg, today's Liberec in... [more]

Artificial Track News 25.02.15
46th FIL European Championships at Viessmann World Cup

Sochi (RWH) The 46th European Championships organized by the International Luge Federation (FIL) will be held in a race-in-race format this weekend, February 28–March 1, during the ninth and final round in the Viessmann World Cup on the Olympic track in Sochi, Russia. As a result, two sets of race... [more]

Artificial Track News 24.02.15
Felix Loch: “Europeans can’t make up for Worlds”

Sochi (RWH) A new round of luck: the deposed World Champion Felix Loch from Germany doesn’t see the 46th European Championships organized by the International Luge Federation (FIL) on the Olympic track in Sochi, Russia, as a second chance. “The European Championships can’t make up for the World... [more]