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  • FIL Prepares For 50th Luge World Championships


    Königssee, Germany is set to host the 50th FIL Luge World Championships.


    The 50th FIL Luge World Championships are due to take place from January 29 to January 31, 2021. It has been confirmed by the FIL that 149 athletes will compete at the world championships. 

    The women’s event will feature the most entires with 48 sliders competing for the world championship title. The men’s event will feature 43 entries, while the doubles event will feature 29 pairings.

    The nations represented at this year’s Luge World Championships are: Argentina, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Great Britain, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Latvia, Moldova, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Switzerland, Slovakia, Sweden, Chinese Taipei, Ukraine, and the United States of America. 


    As a consequence of their state-run doping program, athletes from the Russian Federation will not be permitted to compete under their own flag, nor hear the anthem at the victory ceremonies. They will be allowed entry into the competition as neutral athletes, and will hear the FIL anthem should they stand on the top step of the podium.


    The Berchtesgaden track was chosen to host this years Luge World Championships, after the Covid-19 pandemic forced the FIL to reallocate the event from Whistler, Canada. As another consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic, no spectators will be allowed at the venue to watch the world championships in-person.

    Luge fans will be able to follow the 50th World Championships via live streaming and television production. The first televised events will be the sprint events on Friday. Luge fans can also catch a live stream of the virtual opening ceremony on Thursday evening courtesy of BSD-TV. 

    The 50th FIL Luge World Championships will begin on Friday with the men’s, women’s, and doubles sprint events.





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