The FIL European Luge Championships 1996 took place in Sigulda, Latvia.
Demtschenko is the first Russian to medal at the championships since the breakup of the Soviet Union in late 1991.
As of 2010championships.
, Demtshencko is the last person to win medals in both men's singles and men's doubles at the
|| Germany (Jens Müller, Georg Hackl, Jana Bode, Susi Erdmann, Stefan Krausse, Jan Behrendt)
|| Austria (Markus Prock, Markus Schmidt, Angelika Neuner, Andrea Tagwerker, Tobias Schiegl, Markus Schiegl)
|| Italy (Armin Zöggeler, Wilfried Huber, Gerda Weissensteiner, Natalie Obkircher, Gerhard Plankensteiner, Oswald Haselrieder)