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Friday, December 15, 2017
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sports vienna croquet
Croquet has a small but fervent fan base in Austria The first challenge you face when discussing croquet in Austria is explaining that it’s not the same thing as cricket. The concept of both, it’s fair to say, is pretty vague in these parts. The fact that both sports have a reputation for Englishness and involve people dressed in white,...
formula one
Here are your tips on how to get there from Vienna… The new F1 season truly came alive at the last race in Baku, with a surprise win for Austria’s own Red Bull Racing, and an instantly infamous road-rage incident that saw Ferrari’s Vettel deliberately bang into the Mercedes of his title rival Hamilton. After catching its breath once more, the...
swimming in Vienna
Prrrrrrt! Swimming pools, like any other enclosed public space, run on rules both official and unwritten to ensure safety and hygiene – with the clarion call of the lifeguard’s whistle policing it all. But different countries have different waters; and Vienna’s pool system has its own rules, some universal, some specific to the city. So when you’re taking a dip,...
beach volleyball
Beach volleyball makes its mark in Vienna on its quest for world domination. Beach volleyball is probably not the first thing that springs to mind when one thinks of Austria, a landlocked, mostly mountainous country more closely associated with spandex ski suits and pointed skis soaring above alpine trees. Yet like the nation’s affinity with sailing, Austria has an unlikely...
Vienna Nightrow
The Vienna Nightrow is a fun tradition that defies preconceptions about rowing Everywhere you look, long-established sports are getting shorter, sexier and closer to spectators. Cricket has Twenty20. Rugby has Sevens. Motorsport has Formula E. And rowing has started to pull its oars in the same direction – as fans of the Vienna Nightrow know all too well. Now getting set...
Red Bull Skydive Team
Red Bull gives a fearless troupe wings to become mile-high paragons of their sport High above the Austrian Alps, a trio of professional athletes prepare their gear. Helmet? Check. Gloves? Check. Airplane? Check. Red Bull and parachute? Double check. Young and full of vigor, Marco Waltenspiel, Dominic Roithmair and Marco Fürst are no ordinary sportsmen: They’re professional skydivers, part of the Red Bull Skydive...
Vienna city marathon
As the Vienna City Marathon nears, runners gear up for their next big rush. An admission: I am not an avid exerciser. Just recently I picked up a bit of casual football after a 10-year hiatus, and, honestly, I’m considering dropping it again. Life is tough enough. But today is different: I’ve been invited to tag along behind Valentin Pfeil, one...
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