Luge

International Luge Federation elect Fendt as President for fifth term

By Duncan Mackay

Josef Fendt has been re-elected for a fifth term as President of the International Luge Federation ©Getty ImagesGermany's Josef Fendt has been re-elected for a fifth term as President of the International Luge Federation (FIL).

USA Luge 2014 Slider Search to hit four cities

By Gary Anderson

April 9 - USA Luge has launched its 2014 Slider Search programme ©Getty Images USA Luge has announced that its Slider Search programme for 2014 will visit four major cities in the coming weeks as it seeks out the next generation of top luge athletes.

Lugers set for European Championships in Sigulda as Sochi 2014 draws closer

By Gary Anderson

January 22 - Russian Tatiana Ivanova will be one of the leading contenders at this year's Luge European Championships ©Ilmars Znotins/AFP/Getty ImagesTop lugers are set to do battle on the artificial track in Sigulda, Latvia, which hosts the International Luge Federation (FIL) European Championships this weekend.

BMW announced as official partner of International Luge Federation

By Gary Anderson

January 7 – German car firm BMW has agreed a new partnership deal with the International Luge Federation ©Getty Images German car manufacturing giant BMW has today been announced as the official partner of the International Luge Federation (FIL) in a deal that will see it sponsor some of the sport's biggest events, including the World and European Championships, as well as continue its involvement in the World Cup series.

Tongan who took up luge as publicity stunt set to become nation's first Winter Olympian

By Nick Butler

Bruno Banani is set to become the first ever Tongan athlete to compete in a Winter Olympics ©Bongarts/Getty ImagesDecember 28 - Tonga's Bruno Banani, who took up luge as a publicity stunt, has enjoyed a remarkable rise in which he is set to become the first ever athlete from his country to compete at a Winter Olympics.

German company Viessman extends sponsorship agreement with International Luge Federation

By Gary Anderson

September 5 - Viessman has extended sponsorship deal with the International Luge FederationGerman heating systems manufacturer Viessman has extended its sponsorship agreement with the International Luge Federation (FIL) by another four years, and will now run until the end of the 2017-2018 season, taking in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang.

World's luge athletes get first run down Sochi's uniquely safe track

By Mike Rowbottom at the Sanki Sliding Centre in Sochi

luge track training sochi 2014November 5 - Over 130 luge athletes from 26 countries got their first experience of the track they hope to compete on in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games here today as the uniquely safety-conscious Sanki Sliding Centre opened for an international training week.

Norto extends deal with USA Luge until Sochi 2014

December 2 - USA Luge have announced that Norton Abrasives, which has done business with the team since the 1980s, will continue as its primary sponsor through the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

USA Luge have announced that Norton Abrasives, which has done business with the team since the 1980s, will continue as its primary sponsor through the 2014 Sochi Olympics.