Born in Dresden (GER) in 2002, Jessica Degenhardt was 8 years old when she first started to practice luge. In 2014, she decided to pursue her sports goals in a more professional way by enrolling in the sport school in Altenberg where she could focus on both her education and her luge career. Only two years later, the decision proved to be the right..
As Chair of the EOC Athletes’ Commission, I work daily with my colleagues on behalf of sportsmen and sportswomen in each country represented by the 50 National Olympic Committees of Europe. This includes the Republic of Belarus, where unfortunately we continue to receive correspondence from a growing number of athletes complaining of being politi..
Born in Sigulda (LAT) in 2002, it is not surprising that Gints Berzins got his first taste of luge when he was only 6 years old: the only luge track in Latvia is located in his hometown. At the time, the sled was too heavy and big for him so he focused on badminton. Six years later, after watching the Winter Olympic Games Sochi 2014, he decided ..
The Executive Committee of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) met virtually today for the 8th time this year to discuss matters related to the 49th EOC General Assembly scheduled for 27 November in Rome. The ExCo discussed a number of issues, including the possibility of taking the GA fully online. A decision will be made in the coming days ..