Artificial Track News 08.07.14
Meeting of hosts an ideal information exchange

St. Leonhard near Salzburg (RWH) The now traditional meeting of hosts in the International Luge Federation (FIL) is seen as the ideal information exchange. The event organisers of the Viessmann World Cup will be meeting FIL officers in St. Leonhard near Salzburg on 10 July in preparation for the... [more]

Artificial Track News 08.07.14
Almaty, Beijing and Oslo become Candidate Cities for the Olympic Winter Games 2022

Lausanne (RWH) Almaty (Kazakhstan), Beijing (China) and Oslo (Norway) will progress from the Applicant City Phase to the Candidate City Phase in the bid to host the Olympic Winter Games 2022. IOC president Thomas Bach announced this decision of the Executive Board of the International Olympic... [more]

Artificial Track News 07.07.14
Former president of GDR-Federation Martin Kilian has passed away

Ilsenburg (RWH) Martin Kilian has passed away. The former President of the Luge and Bobsleigh Federation of the GDR (DSBV) died on 2nd of July at the age of 86. This was now published by the Bob- und Rodelclub 1924 Ilsenburg/Harz.

Kilian, between 1982 and 1990 Vice-President of the... [more]

Artificial Track News 03.07.14
Olympic track in Sarajevo set for rejuvenation

Sarajevo (RWH) The Olympic track in Sarajevo is currently being brought back to life. At the end of June, the Bosnia and Herzegovina luge association started work on the track which showcased the luge and bobsleigh events at the 1984 Olympic Winter Games. The aim of the project is to make the... [more]

Natural Track News 01.07.14
Director Natural Track

The International Luge Federation is seeking to appoint a professional for the position of Director Natural Track. Please click here to download... [more]

Artificial Track News 30.06.14
IOC debriefing on 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi

PyeongChang (RWH) The International Olympic Committee IOC has presented an analysis of Sochi 2014 in PyeongChang, South Korea, which will be hosting the next Winter Olympics in 2018.

More than 2,800 athletes from 88 nations took part in the first ever Winter Games to be held in Russia,... [more]

Artificial Track News 26.06.14
Olympic silver medalist Albert Demchenko hopes for a career as official

Moscow (RWH) Russia’s Albert Demchenko, who won a silver medal in the men’s singles as well as in the Team Relay event at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi in front of a home crowd, has ended his active career in luge, but he will stay with the sport of luge as an official. The 42-year-old,... [more]

Artificial Track News 24.06.14
Golden FIL Gala “50 years of Luge at Olympic Games“

Innsbruck (pps) Many were invited by the International Luge Federation (FIL) to attend and many of them accepted the invitation: Numerous Olympic Champions brought additional splendor to the Gala in Innsbruck, commemorating the anniversary of “50 years of Luge at Olympic Games”.

Numerous... [more]

General News 21.06.14
FIL President Josef Fendt re-elected for a fifth term in office

Innsbruck (RWH) Germany’s Josef Fendt has been re-elected for a fifth term as President of the International Luge Federation (FIL). At the 62nd FIL Congress in Innsbruck (Austria), the delegates from 38 member federations confirmed the 66-year-old from Berchtesgaden unanimously by acclamation to... [more]

General News 20.06.14
Positive review by FIL President Josef Fendt

Innsbruck (RWH) The President of the International Luge Federation (FIL), Josef Fendt of Berchtesgaden gave a very positive review of the Olympic winter. “As far as our sport of luge is concerned, we can look back upon one of the most successful years. We have seen great sport at the season’s... [more]

General News 20.06.14
Medal of Honor in Gold for Claire DelNegro, Benz, Jud and Ploner

Innsbruck (RWH) Claire DelNegro (USA), Sepp Benz from Switzerland and the two Italians Alfred Jud and Josef Ploner received the Medal of Honor in gold of the International Luge Federation (FIL). In recognition of their services the Executive Board members were awarded the medal at the 62nd FIL... [more]

Artificial Track News 20.06.14
To date 42 different nations competed in Olympic Winter Games

Berchtesgaden (RWH) To date a total of 42 different nations have competed in luge events at the past 14 Olympic Winter Games. Since the première of the sport of luge at the 1964 Winter Games in Innsbruck (AUT), 41 different nations competed in the men’s singles, 28 nations in the women’s singles... [more]

General News 19.06.14
FIL President Fendt ahead of his sixth term of office

Innsbruck (RWH) The President of the International Luge Federation (FIL), Josef Fendt, is approaching his sixth term of office. The 66-year-old from Berchtesgaden (Germany), elected to this position for the first time in Rome in 1994 as successor to FIL founding president Bert Isatitsch (AUT), will... [more]

General News 18.06.14
Innsbruck “record host” of FIL Congresses

Innsbruck (RWH) Innsbruck will host its sixth congress of the International Luge Federation (FIL). For the second time since 1977 elections are on the agenda of the 62nd FIL Congress in Tyrol’s capital.

Innsbruck, host of the 2012 Youth Olympic Games (YOG), organized the 2007 Congress... [more]

Artificial Track News 17.06.14
Olympic Day at 23 June 2014

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]