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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
European Handball Federation
Based in Vienna for 25 years, the European Handball Federation brings non-stop actionDid 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...
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