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Thursday, January 18, 2018
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...
Hobby Tennis Vienna
You don't have to be a seeded pro to participate in Austria's organized tennis tournaments There are plenty of things I should be worrying about. There are the presidential elections here and in the U. S.  for starters. But if I’m being truly honest, the niggling concern I can’t get out of my head right now is a problem with...
erste bank open
The tennis aristocracy comes to Vienna for the Erste Bank Open tournamentThe 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...
champagne ponies
Spectators visit the Austrian Polo Open to witness the breakneck game and get a glimpse of the fanciful hats that make up the sport’s international styleIt was a hot day, one of those humid July Sundays that beg an afternoon of lounging and sipping something bubbly. Schloss Ebreichsdorf, the venue of the Austrian Polo Open seemed like just the place...
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