Artificial Track News 17.08.15
Olympic Champion Hüfner undergoes surgery after Achilles tendon rupture

Berlin (RWH) Tatjana Hüfner of Germany, who took gold at the 2010 Winter Olympics and won four World Championships, recently ruptured her left Achilles tendon and underwent subsequent surgery in Berlin. The 32-year-old, who also collected silver at the 2014 Olympics and bronze at the 2006... [more]

Natural Track News 11.08.15
Luge on Natural Track presented at Sports Forum Mals

Mals (PMA) South Tyrol hosted the fifth International Course for physical education at the Sports Forum Mals, where 300 teachers from 20 countries participated. For the first time in the history of the forum Luge on Natural Track was included into the programme. On a practice slope former World... [more]

Artificial Track News 10.08.15
Wolfgang Linger FIL Athlete Role Model for 2016 Youth Olympic Games

Lausanne (RWH) On Tuesday (11 August 2015), the International Olympic Committee (IOC) published its list of Athlete Role Models for the second Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, in 2016. The International Luge Federation (FIL) is represented by Wolfgang Linger, who won the 2006 and... [more]

Artificial Track News 06.08.15
New for athletes and coaches: the IOC Athlete Learning Gateway

Lausanne (RWH) The International Olympic Comittee IOC offers a free online education service, the IOC Athlete Learning Gateway, aimed at elite athletes and their coaches. The Gateway is live at: www.olympic.org/gateway A tangible project to come out of Olympic Agenda 2020 (Recommendation 18), the... [more]

Artificial Track News 03.08.15
FIL President Fendt and Secretary General Romstad at IOC Session

Kuala Lumpur (RWH) The President of the International Luge Federation (FIL), Josef Fendt from Germany, and Secretary General Svein Romstad from the USA, attended various events at the 126th Session of the International Olympic Committee in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Immediately after the election of... [more]

Artificial Track News 31.07.15
IOC awards XXIV Olympic Winter Games in 2022 to Beijing

Kuala Lumpur (RWH) The XXIV Olympic Winter Games will be held in the Chinese capital of Beijing. This decision was made by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at its 128th session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Beijing, which also hosted the Summer Olympic Games in 2008, beat its only competitor... [more]

Artificial Track News 31.07.15
Lausanne to host 2020 Youth Olympic Games

Kuala Lumpur (RWH) Lausanne has been selected to host the third Winter Youth Olympic Games by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at its 128th session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Swiss home of the IOC headquarters beat its only competitor, the Romanian city of Brasov. The very first... [more]

Artificial Track News 26.07.15
IOC set to award 2022 Winter Games and 2020 Youth Winter Games

Kuala Lumpur (RWH) At the 128th session of the International Olympic Committee in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) on 31 July, the IOC will be electing not only the host city for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, but also for the Youth Olympic Winter Games in 2020. The two candidates for the Winter Games... [more]

Artificial Track News 24.07.15
Duel for 2022 Winter Games: Beijing vs Almaty

Lausanne (RWH) There are now just two candidates left in the race to host the Olympic Winter Games in 2022, with Beijing (China) and Almaty (Kazakhstan) lying neck-and-neck in the run-up to the meeting of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) on July 31, which will... [more]

Artificial Track News 20.07.15
Russia’s Viktor Kneyb ends his career

Moscow (RWH) Russia’s Viktor Kneyb has ended his active career to take up coaching, the Russian Federation in Moscow announces. The 35-year-old PE teacher competed in two Olympic Winter Games, coming eleventh (2006) and twelfth (2010). His best ever result in the Viessmann World Cup was a second... [more]

General News 15.07.15
FIL President Fendt visits Karl Damian

Bozen (RWH) The President of the International Luge Federation (FIL), Josef Fendt from Germany, has been visiting the luge coordinator for the Italian Winter Sports Federation (FISI) Karl Damian, in Bolzano, Italy. Damian is currently recovering from the aftermath of Guillain-Barré syndrome, a... [more]

Artificial Track News 13.07.15
Armin Zöggeler’s daughter Nina in Italy’s athlete development pipeline

Lana (RWH) Luge must be in their blood: last winter, Russian luger Victoria Demchenko, daughter of three-times Olympic silver medallist Albert Demchenko, was in the news with silver at both the World and European Junior Championships. And now the 14-year-old daughter of record-breaking World... [more]

Natural Track News 10.07.15
2019 Luge World Championships on Natural Track in Latzfons

Berchtesgaden (PMA) The 63rd Congress of the International Luge Federation (FIL) in PyeongChang, Korea, awarded the 2019 World Championships to Italy. Latzfons will be the host of the 22nd FIL Luge World Championships on Natural Track. Several World Cup races were held on the track “Lahnwiesen”,... [more]

Artificial Track News 08.07.15
Natalie Geisenberger in FIL-Magazine: “I motivate myself through my achievements”

Berchtesgaden (RWH) Olympic champion Natalie Geisenberger, who successfully defended her World Champion title in the 2014/15 winter and won the overall Viessmann World Cup for the third year in a row, never tires of heading from victory to victory. “I motivate myself through my achievements. I know... [more]

General News 03.07.15
No doping in FIL disciplines

PyeongChang (RWH) Luge is a clean sport. As in previous years, there were no doping cases in the sport governed by the International Luge Federation (FIL) last season, information which is confirmed in a report from the Medical Commission presented at the 63rd FIL Congress in PyeongChang, Korea. ... [more]