Artificial Track News 19.06.15
FIL sprint to be tested at 46th World Championships

PyeongChang (RWH) The International Luge Federation (FIL) will be testing its sprint format as a discipline in its own right with titles for the women’s singles, men’s singles and the doubles at the 46th FIL World Championships on the artificial track in Königssee (GER), 30–31 January 2016.. A... [more]

General News 19.06.15
FIL athlete spokesman Mazdzer joins Executive Board

PyeongChang (RWH) The chairman of the International Luge Federation’s athletes’ commission will be a member of the FIL Executive Board in future. The move was decided by the 63rd FIL Conference in the future Olympic host city PyeongChang and takes immediate effect. This change to the statutes... [more]

General News 19.06.15
FIL President Fendt announces extension of development programme

PyeongChang (RWH) At the 63rd Conference of the International Luge Association (FIL) in PyeongChang, Korea, President Josef Fendt from Germany announced that the FIL’s comprehensive development programme would be further extended, with an enhanced focus on promotion in Asia. “We will revise parts... [more]

General News 19.06.15
Medal of Honor in Gold for Gennadi Rodionov

PyeongChang (RWH) Gennadi Rodionov from Russia received the Medal of Honor in gold of the International Luge Federation (FIL). In recognition of his service for the sport of Luge the former member of the Executive Board was awarded with the medal at the 63nd FIL Congress in PyeongChang (Korea).... [more]

General News 17.06.15
Steve Harris elected president of Canadian Luge Association

Calgary (RWH) Steve Harris has been elected to lead the Canadian Luge Association's Board of Directors. This was now published in a press release by the Canadian Luge Association in Calgary. Joining Harris and returning to the Board of Directors as Vice President Sport is two-time Olympian Tyler... [more]

General News 16.06.15
Kasper confirms interim chairmanship of SportAccord

Lausanne (RWH) Gian-Franco Kasper, president of the International Ski Federation (FIS), has confirmed he is serving as ad-hoc interim chairman of the SportAccord Council until a new president is elected at an Extraordinary General Assembly in November. Marius Vizer, the former president of... [more]

General News 15.06.15
PyeongChang in Korea hosts FIL Conference for first time

PyeongChang (RWH) PyeongChang in Korea is set to host its first ever International Luge Federation (FIL) conference. The representatives of the 54 official national federations will be meeting on 19 and 20 June 2015 for the 63rd annual conference of the professional Olympic association in the city... [more]

Artificial Track News 10.06.15
Oberstolz–Gruber in their 17th World Cup winter

Milan (RWH) The Italian line-up will be much the same this winter as it was last year: the Italian Winter Sports Federation (FISI) based in Milan has announced that it will be sending the same lugers into the 2015/2016 season with the exception of David Mair, who has ended his career. The team... [more]

General News 09.06.15
Olympic Day at 23 June 2015

Lausanne (RWH) Every year on 23 June, birthday of the modern Olympic Games on 23 June 1894 at the Sorbonne in Paris, amateur and professional athletes from all nations celebrate “Olympic Day” to inspire people for sports and the Olympic idea. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) promotes the... [more]

Artificial Track News 08.06.15
Junior schedule: YOG in Lillehammer and World Championships in Winterberg

Berchtesgaden (RWH) The 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Lillehammer, Norway, will be the highlight of the junior luge season. Just prior to the second ever YOG (12 to 21 February 2016), following on from the successful inaugural event in Innsbruck 2012, young lugers will compete to become... [more]

Artificial Track News 03.06.15
Four international training weeks before season’s opening

Berchtesgaden (RWH) The International LugeFederation's schedule allows for four whole international training weeks (ITW) before the 2015/2016 Viessmann World Cup begins. Athletes will be able to take part in the ITWs being held for a week each starting 26 October on the artificial tracks in... [more]

Artificial Track News 01.06.15
Executive Board decides new sporting calendar

Sarajevo (RWH) The key events on the sporting calendar for winter 2015/2016 released by the International Luge Federation (FIL) include nine Viessmann Luge World Cups in six countries and the 46th World Championships in Königssee (GER). The calendar was decided by the Executive Board of the World... [more]

General News 01.06.15
SportAccord President Marius Vizer resigns

Lausanne (RWH) Marius Vizer has resigned as the president of SportAccord, one month after his attack at the International Olympic Committee and its president Thomas Bach. Vizer's resignation has come following the withdrawal of Lima, Peru as the host of the 2017 World Combat Games and the... [more]

General News 28.05.15
Winter sports federations drop out of SportAccord

Berlin (RWH) Winter Olympics sports federations (AIOWF) on Wednesday left SportAccord, suspending any collaboration with the umbrella organization in the latest fallout following a row with the International Olympic Committee, AIOWF said. This was now published by Reuters in Berlin, Germany. In... [more]

General News 27.05.15
Full schedule for the spring meeting of the FIL Executive Board

Sarajevo (RWH) Members of the Executive Board of the International Luge Federation (FIL) can expect a packed schedule at the spring meeting in Sarajevo this weekend. The agenda of the meeting in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina includes preparations for the 52nd FIL Congress in mid-June in... [more]