11 October 2017
Women’s Luge doubles included in the Program of the 2020 Youth Olympic Games
The International Luge Federation (FIL) in order to comply with gender equality in professional sports has decided to include in the program of the III Winter Youth Olympic Games to be held in 2020, in Switzerland, women’s two-person sleds competitions. It was reported on the official website of the Russian Luge Federation (RLF).
Natalia Gart, President of the RLF, called upon the regional federations, RLF departments and youth and children sports schools to pay attention to preparation of women lugers for double crews.
– Now is the time to start preparing athletes born in 2002 and younger, – said the President. – Successful performance at the III YOG in Switzerland will strengthen Russia’s positions in Luge sport, will become the impetus for its development in our country and increase our chances to win medals at the international competitions.