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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...
Why everyone in Vienna should make a trip to the terraces in NovemberThis month marks the return of one of Vienna’s more surprising sporting spectacles, and as quirks of the culture go, this is one you’d be forgiven for not having heard of.November 11th sees local football clubs First Vienna & Wiener Sportklub go head to head in this...
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...
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,...
cricket
Cricket is everywhere in Austria – if you know where to look."Er spielt für uns!” (“He’s playing for us”) comes the ­repeated ­chirp ­from somewhere behind the stumps. The Vienna Cricket Club batsmen are struggling in this preseason friendly match against the Indian Cricket Club­­ Vienna. ­On a chilly field somewhere just north of the city, I’m being teased by the opposition...
sports vienna croquet
Croquet has a small but fervent fan base in AustriaThe 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,...
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...
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...
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