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Vienna nominated to host Olympic Games in 2028

Vienna may be nominated to host the 2028 Olympic Games, depending on the outcome of a local referendum from 7 – 9 March. It wouldn’t be the city’s first application. In 1964, Vienna already lost the role of host to Tokyo. Back then, the application documents cost 200.000 Schilling (about €14,500), while for the next […]

Poland/Slovakia 2022?

Poland/Slovakia 2022?

Taking a page from the recently co-hosted European Football Championships, Poland and Slovakia are expected to jointly bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. The presidents of both countries expressed support for the idea, dividing the estimated €1.5 billion cost of the event. The shared border along the High Tatras would play host to […]

Austria’s Olympic Disaster

Austria’s Olympic Disaster

A Tip for Rio 2016, 12 Aug. by Fritz Neumann The Austrian failure [at the Olympics] has in fact not come as a surprise. There were no exceptions to the rule in London this time. Exceptional athletes like Markus Rogan, Mirna and Dinko Jukic or Kate Allen: All of them are either lone wolves, or […]

All That Jazz: A Producer’s Art

All That Jazz: A Producer’s Art

With the “lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer” now upon us, many a jazz fan will be seeking a cool breeze in the comfort of the shadows. It’s a perfect time to feed the Hi-Fi (or iPod, MP3 or whatever)! The familiar names, the cream of the crop, are all there on the shelf or […]

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