Artificial Track News 02.10.14
Oslo resigns from Olympic bid for 2022

Oslo (RWH) The bid of the Norwegian capital Oslo to stage the Olympic Winter Games 2022 has failed. So now only two candidate cities, Almaty in Kazakhstan and the Chinese capital Beijing, compete to host the sport mega-event. The winning bid is due to be announced at the session of the... [more]

Artificial Track News 30.09.14
IOC names the Evaluation Commission for Bids for 2022

Lausanne (RWH) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has revealed the names of the officials that make up the Evaluation Commission that will analyse the bids for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. As published by the IOC in Lausanne (SUI), Russian Olympic Committee President Alexander... [more]

General News 26.09.14
Lithuania joins the FIL family

Baden near Vienna (RWH) The luge family continues to grow. In its founding meeting, the newly elected Executive Board invited the national Lithuanian association to join the International Luge Federation (FIL) as a provisional member.

This move gives FIL a total of 54 national... [more]

Natural Track News 25.09.14
Charity Soccer Game for Gerhard Kleinhofer Jr. (AUT)

(ck) - One of the activities prior to the World Championships in St. Sebastian (AUT) this coming season was a charity soccer game for Gerhard Kleinhofer Jr. who became seriously sick in February 2014 and needs full time care ever since. In the neighboring city of Mariazell a team of former... [more]

General News 24.09.14
FIL Executive Board sets course for post-Olympic winter

Baden near Vienna (RWH) The newly elected Executive Board of the International Luge Federation (FIL) has set the course for the post-Olympic winter in its founding meeting in Baden near Vienna. The meeting decided on matters such as the deployment of officials in the forthcoming winter and the... [more]

Artificial Track News 23.09.14
Julia Clukey wins for the 7th time USA Luge Indoor Start Championship

Lake Placid (RWH) Vancouver Olympian Julia Clukey won a team high seventh USA Luge Indoor Start Championship in Lake Placid, while two-time Olympian Chris Mazdzer rallied in the final heat to overturn Sochi teammate Aidan Kelly for the men’s title. Justin Krewson and Tristan Jeskanen held on to... [more]

General News 17.09.14
Bob Glover Takes Over Reins as President of Canadian Luge Association

Calgary (RWH) Bob Glover has taken over the reins as the president of the Canadian Luge Association, and will help guide the organization to its first Olympic medal leading to 2018. This was now published by the CLA in Calgary.

Glover, who has been highly involved in a variety of... [more]

General News 13.09.14
102nd birthday of Baron Eduard Alexandrowitsch von Falz-Fein

Vaduz/Liechtenstein (RWH) Baron Eduard Alexandrowitsch von Falz-Fein, Honorary Member of the International Luge Federation FIL, celebrated his 102nd birthday on September 12, 2014 in Vaduz/Liechtenstein. The FIL congratulated with a bouquet of flowers.

The nobleman, a long-time FIL... [more]

Artificial Track News 11.09.14
VIPs from Ukraine and Poland visit FIL

Berchtesgaden (RWH) VIPs from Ukraine and Poland have just paid a visit to the President of the International Luge Federation (FIL), Josef Fendt. The delegation was headed by the president of the Ukrainian association Yuri Sobota, and the head of the Polish association, Michael... [more]

Artificial Track News 09.09.14
FIL president Fendt visits Russia

Moscow (RWH) The president of the International Luge Federation (FIL), Josef Fendt of Berchtesgaden, has visited Moscow and met with the president of the national federation, Natalia Gart, in preparation for the forthcoming winter season.

The meeting focused on an extension of the GRM... [more]

Artificial Track News 08.09.14
Alexandra Rodionova moves to bobsleigh

Moscow (RWH) Alexandra Rodionova, who came sixth in the luge at the 2010 Olympics, will be trying her hand at the helm of a bobsleigh next winter. The 30-year-old, who also competed in the 2006 Turin Olympics four years before Vancouver, failed to qualify for the Winter Games in Sochi (RUS) this... [more]

Artificial Track News 01.09.14
Aileen Frisch, Dominik Fischnaller and Rieder-Rastner win in Meransen

Meransen/South Tyrol (RWH) Germany’s Aileen Frisch and local heroes Dominik Fischnaller and Ludwig Rieder/Patrick Rastner are the winners of the traditional start competition in Meransen/South Tyrol.

In women’s race second place behind reigning Under 23 World Champion Frisch went to... [more]

Artificial Track News 25.08.14
Six relay events in 2014/2015 Viessmann World Cup

Berchtesgaden (RWH) The International Luge Federation in Berchtesgaden has put six relay races on the agenda of the Viessmann Luge World Cup in the forthcoming post-Olympic winter.

The relays will be run in the world cups in Lake Placid, USA (5-6 December 2014), on the German tracks in... [more]

Artificial Track News 19.08.14
America-Pacific-Championships to be held in Lake Placid next winter

Berchtesgaden (RWH) The International Luge Federation FIL has decided to hold next winter’s America-Pacific-Championships on the artificial track in Lake Placid in the US state of New York. The fight for medals will take place in a race-in-race format during the 2nd Viessmann World Cup on 5 and 6... [more]

Artificial Track News 14.08.14
FIL supporting reconstruction of Olympic track in Sarajevo

Berchtesgaden (RWH) The reconstruction of the Olympic track in Sarajevo enjoys the full support of the International Luge Federation. FIL president Josef Fendt announced in Berchtesgaden that the federation has granted a considerable sum of money for the acquisition of wheeled sledges for summer... [more]