Latest Luge News

World Cups runneth over: Soccer slates cancel a luge weekend

Aug. 01, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

IGLS, Austria (AP) — Soccer’s World Cup forced the cancellation of a luge World Cup. The International Luge Federation said Monday that what was scheduled as the opening weekend of its World Cup season — Nov. 26 and Nov. 27 in Igls, Austria — has been called off. ...

USA Luge doubles slider Jayson Terdiman retires, will coach

Jul. 28, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

Jayson Terdiman is done with sliding. He’s not done with luge. The two-time Olympian has been hired as a junior national team coach, USA Luge announced Thursday, while also making his retirement from competitive racing official. Terdiman said last December that he was retiring and...

Olympic luge champ Natalie Geisenberger expecting 2nd baby

Jul. 04, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

German slider Natalie Geisenberger, who has won the last three Olympic women's luge gold medals and is considered by many to be the most dominant athlete in her sport's history, is pregnant with her second child. Geisenberger made the announcement over the weekend on social media....

2 face federal counts in plot to carjack Uber, Lyft drivers

Jun. 09, 2022 13:18 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two men have been charged in an alleged conspiracy to violently rob and carjack Uber and Lyft drivers in the Twin Cities metro area, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced. An 18-year-old Brooklyn Park man and a 20-year-old Minneapolis man were named Wednesday in...

Park City, Whistler return to World Cup luge schedule

May. 23, 2022 09:36 AM EDT

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Luge’s governing body said it plans on bringing races back to North America for the first time in nearly three years, with stops planned for Park City, Utah, and Whistler, Canada. The International Luge Federation released its planned schedule for the...

Bobsled, skeleton World Cups returning to North America

May. 19, 2022 10:35 AM EDT

Bobsled and skeleton World Cup races will return to North America this fall for the first time since before the pandemic, finally giving U.S. and Canadian athletes a chance to compete on home ice again. The International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation has decided to start the...