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Saturday, November 18, 2017
Sports
The Okanagan Hockey Academy turns out talented players in St. Pölten, hoping to win over Austria and Europe The 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,...
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...
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...
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...
Skiing at night in Semmering.
An after-work ski escape to an illuminated “magic mountain” is just an hour away. Several routes cut through the woods, creating 14 km of runs – 13 of which are lit up after dark At night on a floodlit slope, all sensations seem twice as intense. The sun’s long gone, replaced by a nostril- freezing cold that – if you are...
Not got your hands on a ticket to keep up with the football action from France? Never fear, Vienna has every fan covered, with a whole host of different locations to eat and drink while you follow your nation of choice! Picture this: a sizable crowd gathered in the summer evening breeze in a city park, everyone wearing his nation’s...
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...
Tom Middler continues his coverage of the battle for Best Public Viewing in Vienna. The Rathausplatz fanzone and a selection of Irish Pubs have already made it into the semi-finals. The courtyard of Vienna's former general hospital in the ninth district takes the third spot. In these last few rounds of the EURO 2016, it’s all or nothing, and only the...
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