Artificial Track News 06.05.15
Premiere of Bruno Banani documentary

Leipzig (RWH) The production company MEDIAHEADZ of Leipzig, Germany, has announced that the documentary “Being Bruno Banani” will be premiered twice in Germany, with the national premiere during the Neisse Film Festival in Zittau on 8 May 2015 (6:30 pm, Hillersche Villa), and the Bavarian premiere... [more]

Artificial Track News 04.05.15
Erin Hamlin heads US national team

Lake Placid (RWH) Olympic bronze medallist Erin Hamlin heads the US selection for the next luge season, the US Luge Association (USLA) has announced in Lake Placid. A further seven 2014 Olympic competitors have been selected for the national team, which made a total of thirteen Viessmann World Cup... [more]

General News 29.04.15
FIL management meets Russian sports minister Mutko at SportAccord Convention

Sochi (RWH) President Josef Fendt and Secretary General Svein Romstad have been visiting Sochi, Russia, where they represented the International Luge Federation (FIL) at the annual meeting of SportAccord, the union for international sports federations. The visit included a range of meetings, with... [more]

General News 21.04.15
Chris Mazdzer elected as chairman of the athletes’ commission

St. Leonhard (RWH) US luger Chris Mazdzer has been confirmed in office as chairman of the athletes’ commission of the International Luge Federation (FIL). The election took place at the meeting of the athletes’ commission (Artificial and Natural Track) at St. Leonhard close to Salzburg. This was... [more]

Artificial Track News 17.04.15
Gerda Weissensteiner enters FISI Hall of Fame

Bozen (RWH) Gerda Weissensteiner, who won the 1994 Olympics in the women’s luge, has been inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Italian Winter Sports Federation (FISI). The 46-year-old athlete from South Tyrol received the award from the President of the National Olympic Committee for Italy... [more]

Natural Track News 15.04.15
Anton Blasbichler retires from professional sport

Berchtesgaden (PMA) - After 26 years of competing as a professional luge athlete for the Italian squad Anton Blasbichler has announced the end of his career. The 43-Year-Old from South Tyrol was the only athlete in the entire World Cup field who was still active and participated at the first... [more]

General News 13.04.15
Commissions prepare for conference

Berchtesgaden (RWH) The special commissions of the International Luge Federation (FIL) will be meeting in the Austrian village of St Leonhard close to Salzburg from Thursday to Saturday this week (16–18 April 2015) to make important decisions related to the 63rd FIL Conference being held in... [more]

Artificial Track News 10.04.15
PyeongChang announces venue names for 2018 Olympic Games

Seoul (RWH) The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed the names of 20 PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games facilities. As announced in a POCOGpress release, the organizers unterwent the... [more]

Artificial Track News 07.04.15
Lake Placid Sochi and Winterberg are running bids for the Worlds 2019

Berchtesgaden (RWH) Three national federations are running bids to host the World Championships in Luge 2019. At the office of the International Luge Federation at Berchtesgaden the official application of Germany with the track in Winterberg, Russia with the Olympic track in Sochi and of the... [more]

General News 02.04.15
Second International Day of Sport for Development and Peace on April 6

Lausanne (RWH) On April 6, 2015 the second International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) will take place worldwide. At the initiative of the International Olympic Committee IOC, this day was launched in August 2013 by the United Nations and pays tribute to the role of sport in... [more]

General News 30.03.15
63rd FIL Conference in PyeongChang on the horizon

Berchtesgaden (RWH) The luge winter is hardly over, and already preparations are underway for the 63rd annual meeting of the International Luge Federation (FIL). The FIL Conference being held a year after the 2014 Olympics will take place on 19 and 20 June 2015 in PyeongChang, Korea, which in its... [more]

Artificial Track News 27.03.15
IOC launches medal design competition for Lillehammer 2016

Lausanne/Lillehammer (RWH) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) launched a competition offering fans and young designers the opportunity to create the medal for the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games. Submissions will be accepted as of now until 1 June 2015 at... [more]

Artificial Track News 24.03.15
Russian Coach Demchenko taught his protégés a lesson

Sochi (RWH) Albert Demchenko, the grand old man of Russian Luge, has taught his protégés a lesson. The three time silver medalist at Winter Games, who is now working as a coach for the Russian Federation, captured the Gold medal at the national Championships on the Olympic track of Sochi. Even... [more]

Artificial Track News 23.03.15
Armin Zoeggeler nominated for “Sport Hero” of SportAccord

Lausanne (RWH) Italy’s two-time Olympic Champion Armin Zoeggeler is one of the SportAccord „Sport Hero”- nominees for the inaugural SportAccord Awards. The general public voting process is underway for selecting the finalists in six categories open to public voting. Voting lines are open and will... [more]

Artificial Track News 23.03.15
Excellent TV ratings in Germany

Berchtesgaden (RWH) The Viessmann World Cup organised by the International Luge Federation (FIL) this post-Olympic winter achieved excellent audience ratings in the two German television channels ARD and ZDF. The highest market share went to ZDF, whose live broadcast of the men’s singles in... [more]