Tag:sports

Expatriate Games

The Austrian Football League has long been a European powerhouse, with little help needed from across the pond. Building a broad fan base for a non...

New Rules for Cyclists in Vienna

New rules for cyclists have been in force since April 1st as a result of the 30th amendment to Austria’s Road Traffic Regulations (StVO) Riding your ...

Cricket in Austria | Searching for the Perfect Pitch

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 som...

A League of Their Own | Baseball in Vienna

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 Satu...

Sport | Mallet-Time: Where to Play Croquet in Vienna

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 t...

Sport | Night Skiing at Semmering’s Zauberberg

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...

Sport | Slapshot Academy – Hockey Camp in St. Pölten

The Okanagan Hockey Academy turns out talented players in St. Pölten, hoping to win over Austria and Europe The hall echoed with yells, scraping ...

Sport | Struggle and Streif – Kitzbühel’s Hahnenkamm Race

The Hahnenkamm Race at Kitzbühel is the world’s most famous – and ferocious – downhill ski event The view from the start house on the Streif ...

Austria’s Hobby Tennis Tour

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. The...

Love-All – The 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 ...

Tyrol’s Alpine Playground

Our fearless adventurer Christian Cummins is tempted out of his comfort zone at Area 47, where your inner child rules the roost It was 9:32 in the ...

Champagne and 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 st...

Smooth Sailing

The Olympics in Rio didn’t provide Austrians with all that much cause for cheer. While it rains medals on the self-dubbed “sports nation” every winter...