The International Luge Federation (FIL) has awarded its 2027 World Championships to Innsbruck-Igls in Austria.

The Austrian Luge Federation (ÖRV) with its Olympic track in Innsbruck received 21 votes against Lake Placid in the US which received 12 votes.

Austria will host a FIL World Championship for the eighth time, with the FIL maintaining a tradition of staging its flagship event in Innsbruck-Igls every 10 years.

While the track in Imst hosted the World Championships in 1963 and 1978, the Olympic track in Igls hosted the Luge World Championships every decade from 1977 to 2017.

In 2027, for the sixth time in five decades, luge athletes will compete for World Championship medals at the foot of the Patscherkofel mountain in Tyrol.

ÖRV president Markus Prock said: "Hosting a World Championships is of immense importance and offers great opportunities to promote the sport. The Olympic luge track in Igls is in need of extensive reconstruction.

“We are pleased about the attractive concept of our competitor Lake Placid and hope that the track in the American Adirondack Mountains will apply for the 2028 World Championships. I already promise our friends from New York State the Austrian vote."

Meanwhile, the Junior World Championships will be held in St. Moritz, Switzerland, in 2025 and in Winterberg, Germany, in 2027.