Natural Track News 09.11.15
Moscow is getting ready for Natural Track City Event

Moscow (PMA) - Russia is host of the fourth stage of the 2015/16 natural track season. The race will be held in Russia’s capital city Moscow. The track is situated on Sparrow Hills, a hill on the right bank of the Moskva River and one of the highest points in Moscow. International Luge... [more]

Artificial Track News 09.11.15
Canada’s Sam Edney takes a one-year break

Calgary (RWH) Canadian luger Sam Edney, winner of the Viessmann World Cup in his hometown of Calgary last winter, is set to take a one-year break from the sport. The 31-year-old, who finished fourth with Canada’s relay team at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, intends to use his sabbatical... [more]

Artificial Track News 04.11.15
100 days to go to the Winter Youth Olympic Games - #iLoveYOG

Lillehammer (RWH) With 100 days to go, the International Olympic Committee on November 4 announced its latest social media campaign asking athletes to share their love of sport and get active with the #iLoveYOG hashtag. In line with Olympic Agenda 2020, the Youth Olympic Games aim to engage... [more]

Artificial Track News 02.11.15
China’s national team undertakes first sliding tests

Zwickau / Königssee (RWH) China’s first ever national luge team has undertaken inaugural sliding tests. Sports coordinator Wolfgang Schädler elected to use the plastic luge track in Zwickau, Saxony, to get his team into the swing of things before they took to the artificial ice track in Königssee... [more]

Artificial Track News 01.11.15
Kim McRae and John Fennell capture First Career National Singles

Whistler (RWH) Kim McRae and John Fennell will slide into the 2016 Viessmann World Cup season as the king and queen of Canadian luge. The two Calgary-based Olympians captured national singles titles, along with Tristan Walker and Justin Snith who won their sixth straight doubles title, on Saturday... [more]

Natural Track News 30.10.15
Mourning for Hansjörg Schneebauer

Berchtesgaden (PMA) - The International Luge Federation and the whole luge family is saddened by the loss of a dear friend of the sport. Austrian Hansjörg Schneebauer passed away on Wednesday, October 29. We have lost a sport official, a friend and a supporter of our sport. His contributions will... [more]

Artificial Track News 26.10.15
Sandra Gasparini and Saskia Langer appointed YOG Ambassadors

Lausanne (RWH) Sandra Gasparini from Italy and Saskia Langer from Germany, both lugers, have just been appointed by their National Olympic Committees as Youth Ambassadors to represent their home nations at the second Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway (12 to 21 February 2016). Their new... [more]

Artificial Track News 07.10.15
Olympic track in PyeongChang on schedule

PyeongChang (RWH) The construction of the future Olympic track in PyeongChang, Korea, is on schedule and it will be ready for homologation in early 2016. This information was provided by the President of the International Luge Federation (FIL), Josef Fendt of Germany, and Executive Director... [more]

General News 07.10.15
FIL Executive Board sets up a working group for marketing and publicity campaigns

Berchtesgaden (RWH) The International Luge Federation (FIL) is going on the offensive. The Executive Board has passed a resolution to establish a working group to deal with marketing and public awareness campaigns in relation to luge. Deputy Executive Director Babett Wegscheider was appointed... [more]

Artificial Track News 30.09.15
FIL President Fendt pays an inaugural visit to Beijing following Olympic selection

Beijing (RWH) Just two months after Beijing was selected to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, the President of the International Luge Federation (FIL), Josef Fendt of Germany, visited the Chinese capital for the first time. Accompanied by Ivo Ferriani, President of the International Bobsleigh &... [more]

Artificial Track News 26.09.15
IOC’s Coordination Commission to meet with IF representatives at PyeongChang

PyeongChang (RWH) The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 has concluded its fifth visit (22-24 September) to the Korean host city positive about the progress being made, while underlining the importance of test events for the... [more]

Artificial Track News 23.09.15
Groundbreaking at PyeongChang with FIL President Fendt

PyeongChang (RWH) PyeongChang 2018 held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the Olympic and Paralympic Village which signalled the official start to the construction of the venue. The ceremony was attended by PyeongChang 2018 President Cho Yang-ho, as well as members of the International... [more]

Artificial Track News 22.09.15
Norway’s Thor Haug Nørbech retires

Oslo (RWH) Norway’s Thor Haug Nørbech retires from the sport of luge to focus on his studies. The 27 year old athlete published his decision in a letter to the International Luge Federation (FIL). The best result in his career was rank eight at the FIL European Championships 2014 in Sigulda,... [more]

Artificial Track News 22.09.15
Julia Clukey, West, Krewson-Sherk winners of USA Start Championships

Lake Placid (RWH) Vancouver Olympian Julia Clukey and Sochi Olympic team member Tucker West won their respective divisions at the annual USA Luge Start Championships in Lake Placid. Justin Krewson and Andrew Sherk, a new doubles team, captured the discipline title. This was published in a press... [more]

Artificial Track News 17.09.15
Riga Sports Night 2015

Riga (RWH) For the fifth time recreational and sports festival "Riga Sports Night" took place. Along the canal, by the Monument of Freedom and at the city centre park different thematic areas and sports activities were located. More than 60 different sports clubs, schools, federations and... [more]