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Monday, October 22, 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...
European Handball Federation
Based in Vienna for 25 years, the European Handball Federation brings non-stop action Did you know that Vienna is the headquarters of one of the most prestigious team sports in Europe? It’s a well-kept secret: The European Handball Federation (EHF) governs, organizes and promotes the Olympic sport from an innocuous building on Hoffingergasse in the 12th district. With six players...
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...
The American football faithful congregate for high mass at the Vienna Viking’s Superbowl party With the Superbowl looming, I can barely contain myself. Everyone knows that Brits love an underdog, and so as the sweeping grandeur of Vienna’s Parkring comes into view, I’m bursting with optimism. Tonight is the screening of one of the world’s biggest sporting events, which this...
Yoga Vienna
Yoga in Vienna is on the rise and could just cure your winter blues. Every day, the mat meets you where you are. Yesterday’s pestilent hangover is reduced to a mild pulse in my temple, followed by a slight twitch. My age-old ankle sprain radiates like guitar chords from hell, twanging up my leg. My fingers spread to balance the weight...
erste bank open
The tennis aristocracy comes to Vienna for the Erste Bank Open tournament The Erste Bank Open has a tradition of attracting a high-quality field to its specially laid hard court at the Wiener Stadthalle. At Austria’s biggest tennis tournament, world-class players fight for valuable points for the season-ending World Tour Finals run by the sport’s governing body, the Association of...
Vienna International Cycle Club VICC
The Vienna International Cycle Club is a social media success story. It’s a Sunday morning and the clock is approaching ten in the morning. On the Steinitzsteg, the yellow footbridge straddling the Neue Donau, a huddle of around 20 cyclists have gathered for a ride with the Vienna International Cycle Club (VICC). As each new rider approaches the group, they are welcomed by the group’s founder, Stuart Marven, a soft-voiced...
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,...
Vienna’s baseball teams aim for the bleachers If you happen to be near the Lusthaus, at the southern end of the Prater Hauptallee on a sunny Saturday morning this summer, you might be surprised to hear some rare, foreign sounds, in quirky contrast to the gracious ­elegance of the 18th century imperial hunting lodge. First, it’s the distinctive clang of...
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