This year, too, the ice track will be made to glow again while tobogganing. The World Championships continue in Oberhof on January 28th. You can find out from us where and when you can watch the Luge World Cup 2022/23 live online and on TV.
You can easily follow the Luge World Cup 2022/23 on the public broadcasters ARD and ZDF. Another transmission is offered on the streaming service Joyn.
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There are some changes due to the football World Cup in winter. Several winter sports have been relocated to avoid football. The first ski jumping started earlier than usual, the discipline “largely elegantly avoided the World Cup”, as ARD program director Thomas Wehrle put it.
Some associations have postponed competitions to the new year. The broadcasters have “already coordinated with the various associations over the long term in order to keep overlaps to a minimum,” explained ARD sports coordinator Axel Balkausky. The public broadcasters also have more World Cups than otherwise only on the Internet.
ARD and ZDF have almost 400 hours of live reporting in their programs. The two public TV channels alternate on the weekends, ARD will start this year and, after the first biathlon races during the week, will show the first continuous program this Saturday for almost six hours. The special interest channel Eurosport has even more winter sports in its program.
The first and the second usually broadcast on Saturdays and Sundays from early morning to late afternoon. This Saturday, the ARD starts at 8.55 a.m. and offers, among other things, biathlon, cross-country skiing, tobogganing and bobsleigh. Until 3.15 p.m. there is winter sports in the first, it looks almost identical on Sunday. The round of 16 of the World Cup kicks off at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. So if you want, you can watch sports for more than twelve hours.
The second big winter sports weekend runs on ZDF. On Saturday in one week (December 10th) the second will show world cups on snow and ice from 10:10 a.m. to 3:20 p.m., at 4:00 p.m. a quarterfinal of the Qatar World Cup will be kicked off. There will be no games in Qatar on Sunday (December 11) and there will be no competition in winter sports.
Winter sports fans who don’t like the public service selection or find it too small can switch to Eurosport. According to its own statements, the niche broadcaster has more than 1,100 hours of programming on various platforms. For example, on Saturday and Sunday in the late afternoon there will be alpine skiing in Beaver Creek and Lake Louise at Eurosport. The broadcaster, which belongs to Warner Bros. Discovery, also relies on paid offers.
For two-man bobsleigh Olympic champion Laura Nolte, the World Championships in St. Moritz came to an early end. The 24-year-old from Winterberg fell on Saturday in the third of a total of four races and did not finish with her brakewoman from Gladbeck, Neele Schuten. As in the final practice session, Nolte skidded out of the well-known “Horse-Shoe” curve too early, then got too much pressure and fell again in the same place.
“The team is doing well,” said the spokesman and gave the all-clear. Thomas Schwab, Chairman of the Board of the Bobsleigh and Sled Association for Germany (BSD), was also relieved after the women were able to get out of the sled themselves: “We always hold our breath, but it turned out well.”
After the training crash, the duo started “with pain on the left side,” Nolte said. After “the safety line” in the first run, as third-placed at the halfway point of the World Cup, she still had a chance of winning gold.