Olympic highlight, nine Viessmann World Cups, and European Championships in Sigulda

Berchtesgaden (RWH) The FIL office in Berchtesgaden has just published the schedule for next year’s luge season, with the high point coming at the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in the Korean city of PyeongChang. Before that, the International Luge Federation (FIL) schedule features nine Viessmann World Cups in six countries across two continents.

In addition to the nine Viessmann World Cups, there will also be three BMW Sprint World Cups and six Viessmann Team Relay World Cups presented by BMW. Sigulda will host the 49th FIL European Championships at the end of February.

The luge season gets underway on 18-19 November 2017 in Innsbruck, which recently hosted the 47th FIL World Championships. The entourage then moves on to Winterberg and Altenberg in Germany, followed by the flyaway races in Calgary (CAN) and Lake Placid (USA).

In keeping with tradition, the first event of the New Year will take place in Königssee (GER) during Epiphany on 6-7 January. This is followed by the Viessmann World Cups in Oberhof (GER), Lillehammer (NOR), and Sigulda (LAT), where the European titles will also be awarded. The four luge competitions – men’s, women’s, doubles and team relay – will all be decided in the first week of the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang (9-25 February 2018).

Before the season gets underway, the international training week (ITW) will take place on the Olympic track in PyeongChang between 2 and 11 November 2017.

The International Luge Federation (FIL) schedule in winter 2017/2018:

1st Viessmann World Cup         Innsbruck                  AUT    18/19 November 2017

2nd Viessmann World Cup        Winterberg                GER   25/26 November 2017

3rd Viessmann World Cup        Altenberg                   GER   2/3 December 2017

4th Viessmann World Cup         Calgary                      CAN   8/9 December 2017

5th Viessmann World Cup        Lake Placid               USA    15/16 December 2017

6th Viessmann World Cup        Königssee                GER   6/7 January 2018

7th Viessmann World Cup         Oberhof                      GER   13/14 January 2018

8th Viessmann World Cup         Lillehammer              NOR   20/21 January 2018

9th Viessmann World Cup        Sigulda                      LAT     27/28 January 2018   

   * = also the 49th FIL European Championships


Olympic Winter Games           PyeongChang        KOR   9 – 25 February 2017