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The Cultural Exception

The Cultural Exception

Feelings are running high about the US-EU Trade Talks that are scheduled to begin in July in Washington. “The US-EU relationship is the largest in the world – it makes up almost half of global GDP,” American President Barack Obama said at the G8 Summit in Ireland in late June. “This potentially ground-breaking partnership would […]

Infiltrating Austro-American Football

Infiltrating Austro-American Football

The parking lot was nearly empty as we approached the Stadion Stadlau for a football game – American football, that is, between the local teams the Danube Dragons against their arch rivals, the Vienna Vikings. Were we in the right place? Where were the “tailgate” parties I had heard so much about, the lavish picnics, […]

Raiffeisen Vikings Vienna

Raiffeisen Vikings Vienna

So you think American football is only played in America? Think again. Established in 1983, the Raiffeisen Vikings Vienna have around 750 active members. There’s the A team, second best in Europe and seven-time winner of the European Football League, and the B-team, five-time winner of the Silver Bowl. There are three divisions of youth […]

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