The world luge natural track championships are set to start
The 19th World luge natural track championships will be held from 24 to 27 January 2013.
During the week of competition, the top athletes in the world will meet in Nova Ponente (ITA), whose long sporting tradition in the luge will reach a climax in January 2013.
The Nova Ponente world championships are the high point of a season in which Italy, once again, is hosting the most important date on the calendar. It will be a spectacular time, not just on the Pföslriep track, where the competition will unfold, but also along the roads in the valley, which will feature a host of lively side events.
Exactly a year ago, Nova Ponente hosted a leg of the World Cup. It was a dress rehearsal for the world championship, for organizers and athletes alike. And judging by the result, Patrick Pigneter from Fié (ITA) and the Russian Ekatherina Lavrentjeva are surely the hot favorites for this year's world titles.
All that now remains is to wait for this great sporting festival to begin!