Artificial Track News 04.12.14
Team relay celebrates silver anniversary on Mount Van Hoevenberg

Lake Placid (RWH) The team relay organised by the International Luge Federation (FIL) is celebrating its silver anniversary. The international federation’s latest Olympic discipline can be seen for the 25th time as the Viessmann Team Relay World Cup presented by BMW on the Mount van Hoevenberg... [more]

Artificial Track News 04.12.14
Lake Placid hosts second round in Olympic track tour

Lake Placid (RWH) Olympic Champions, World Champions and top of the World Cup rankings: Natalie Geisenberger and Felix Loch (both GER) currently hold all of the race bib titles the International Luge Federation (FlL) has on offer. After the season opening in Innsbruck-Igls and the successful debut... [more]

General News 04.12.14
High-ranking IOC officials visit FIL office

Berchtesgaden (RWH) High-ranking representatives of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) recently visited the office of the International Luge Federation (FIL) in Berchtesgaden. IOC Sports Director Kit McConnell and Irina Gladkikh, responsible for the winter sports associations, met with FIL... [more]

Artificial Track News 02.12.14
Shiva Keshavan of India sets sights on sixth Olympics

Lake Placid (RWH) Shiva Keshavan of India aims to take part in his sixth Olympics with the help of the USA’s most successful luger ever. Duncan Kennedy, who competed in three Olympics himself, was the first US luger to win a World Cup, and later worked on the US luge association's coaching team.... [more]

Natural Track News 02.12.14
Kühtai replaces parallel races of Hochfügen

Kühtai is the new host of the World Cup opening of luge on natural track from 11th to 14th December. The tyrolean winter sport destination replaces Hochfügen. Austrian Luge Federation decided the replace due to the upcoming weather conditions. „Due to the snow conditions it was necessary to... [more]

General News 01.12.14
Cynthea Wight Hausman now the FIL’s Social Media Officer

Berchtesgaden (FIL) The International Luge Federation welcomes Cynthea Wight Hausman to implement and manage the social media goals of the FIL. This was decided by the FIL Presidium. In the upcoming season, Hausman will gradually implement the FIL’s social media campaigns on four main digital... [more]

Artificial Track News 30.11.14
Geisenberger, Loch and Eggert-Benecken win first ever FIL Sprint World Cup

Innsbruck Igls (RWH) Natalie Geisenberger, Felix Loch and the doubles team of Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken (all GER) have gone down in the history of luge as the first ever winners of the International Luge Federation's Sprint World Cup. The FIL Sprint World Cup is decided in just one run.... [more]

Artificial Track News 30.11.14
Fifth consecutive Igls victory for Olympic Champion Felix Loch

Innsbruck-Igls (RWH) Felix Loch has won the Viessmann World Cup in Innsbruck-Igls for the fifth time in succession. The two-times Olympic Champion, who also collected gold with the German relay team at the Sochi Winter Olympics, came in ahead of the competition in the men’s singles on the... [more]

Artificial Track News 29.11.14
Third world cup success for Eggert-Benecken

Innsbruck-Igls (RWH) Doubles team Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken of Germany have won their third victory in a Viessmann World Cup at the luge season opening in Innsbruck-Igls. In a repeat of their victory last season on the artificial track at the foot of the Patscherkofel, Eggert-Benecke, who... [more]

Artificial Track News 29.11.14
Olympic gold medallist Natalie Geisenberger wins season opening

Innsbruck-Igls (RWH) Olympic Champion Natalie Geisenberger has started the new luge winter the same way she finished the last. Nine months after winning gold at the Sochi Winter Olympics, the 26-year-old celebrated her 24th Viessmann World Cup victory at the opening race of the season in... [more]

Artificial Track News 28.11.14
Birgit Platzer, Florian Berkes and Gruber-Kainzwaldner Winner of Nation’s Cup

Innsbruck-Igls (RWH) Austria’s Birgit Platzer, Florian Berkes from Germany as well as Florian Gruber and Simon Kainzwaldner are the winner of the Nation’s Cup at the season’s opener in Luge in Innsbruck-Igls. At the qualification race for the Viessmann World Cup this weekend Brigit Platzer won in... [more]

Artificial Track News 27.11.14
Linger brothers go out with a bang

Innsbruck-Igls (RWH) Just one final slide before leaving the track for good: two-time Olympic Champions Andreas and Wolfgang Linger will say goodbye to their fans in Innsbruck-Igls next weekend with a final slide down the track. The Tyrolean brothers, who have strong ties with their home... [more]

Artificial Track News 26.11.14
Season opens on historic ground

Innsbruck-Igls (RWH) The Viessmann World Cup is going into its 38th winter on historic ground. The artificial track in Innsbruck-Igls, which was constructed on exactly the same spot at the foot of the Patscherkofel Mountain as the natural track on which luge made its first Olympic appearance in... [more]

Artificial Track News 25.11.14
Olympic Champions Wendl/Arlt second to none

Berchtesgaden (RWH) They won six of nine Viessmann World Cups, came second twice and – no surprise here – took gold at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi: Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt, who won a second Olympic gold medal with the German team relay, shaped the 2013-2014 season to an extent rarely... [more]

Artificial Track News 25.11.14
Next round in duel between Natalie Geisenberger and Tatjana Hüfner

Berchtesgaden (RWH) Tatjana Hüfner was first in the overall Viessmann World Cup rankings five times in succession starting in the winter of 2007-2008, but in the last two years Natalie Geisenberger has collected the crystal globe. And the ongoing duel between the two German athletes looks set to... [more]