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Vienna
Saturday, January 20, 2018
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...
Vienna Nightrow
The Vienna Nightrow is a fun tradition that defies preconceptions about rowingEverywhere 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...
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,...
Sports
The Okanagan Hockey Academy turns out talented players in St. Pölten, hoping to win over Austria and EuropeThe hall echoed with yells, scraping skates and sticks smacking the ice as 12 young hockey players raced around the rink. Hoping to reach pro-level speeds upwards of 50 km/h and shots reaching over 160 km/h, the players skated at breakneck speed,...
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...
Hahnenkamm Race at Kitzbühel
The Hahnenkamm Race at Kitzbühel is the world’s most famous – and ferocious – downhill ski eventThe view from the start house on the Streif course at Kitzbühel is one of the most frightening in sports. Below the tips of the racers’ skis, the mountain falls away in a steep drop. Then, after one icy turn, there’s the lip...
Red Bull Skydive Team
Red Bull gives a fearless troupe wings to become mile-high paragons of their sportHigh 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...
On being an expat NFL fan on Super Bowl Sunday, fighting to stay awake for the  kick-off, and making it to the half-time spectacle.  An American sports fan must compromise his viewing habits upon expatriating. When I moved to Austria in 2001, the soccer matches I had seen on TV could be counted on one hand – even fewer were the games I...
watch Super Bowl 2017 in Vienna
It’s almost time once again for the Super Bowl, or the self-proclaimed “World’s Biggest Sporting Event.”In fairness to the occasion, that bold boast might not be too much of an “alternate fact.” Make no mistake, this is the prime-time TV slot, in the U.S. at least, drawing in more than 100 million viewers (according to predictions by the White...
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