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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, […]

Boys (& Girls) of Summer

Boys (& Girls) of Summer

The smell of freshly cut grass, the crack of the bat when it makes perfect contact with a ball thrown from 60 feet 6 inches (18.39m) away, these are the scents and sounds that welcome spectators to Spenadlwiese, Vienna’s home of baseball. A tradition in Austria since the early 1980s, from the end of April […]

Daily gym class in schools

On 18 april, the initiative for more excercise for children and youth, called Tägliche Turnstunde (Daily Gym class), brought to life by the Bundessportorganisation (BsO, Federal sports Organisation), succeeded by gaining 150,844 signatures in favour of making a daily hour of physical exercise in schools mandatory. On 24 april, the Tägliche Turnstunde was already a […]

Fighting for Fitness

Fighting for Fitness

Lent is upon us once again and with it, the first signs of spring, warmer weather, fewer clothes and (gulp) the recognition that the sins of celebration are getting harder to hide. New Year’s resolutions went out the window weeks ago…  So now is the perfect time to get honest and begin a new sports […]

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 […]

Felix (for) Austria!

Felix (for) Austria!

The term Felix Austria comes from Ovid, declaring that to expand its empire, “happy Austria” chose to marry instead of fighting wars. Today, the Austrian-owned energy drink manufacturer Red Bull, chose to stage a daredevil stunt with “no scientific value” rather than pick a fight with the competition, striking a chord in our collective memory. […]

Discovering the Kingdoms in the Clouds

Discovering the Kingdoms in the Clouds

In these austere times, it’s refreshing to realise that sometimes the most valuable European travel experiences are also the cheapest – such as trekking across the Alps and staying in mountain refuges. These huts stretch in a long chain from Slovenia and Austria in the east to the Maritime Alps of France in the west. […]

The Face Between Ecstatic Joy and Exhaustion

The Face Between Ecstatic Joy and Exhaustion

On 4 Oct. 2012, Kunst im Bus opens its new exhibition at the N+M Copy Service store at Heumühlgasse 8 at 19.00 in Vienna’s 4th District with works by Austrian photographer and sportsman Stephan Mantler. This event is open to the public. In the exhibition titled Faces of Ironman the artist followed his passion for Ironman […]

Football: Austria vs. Germany

Football: Austria vs. Germany

Artist Löw Has Lost his Work of Art, 13 Sept. by Christian Spiller […] Although the German team scored a 2-1 victory against Austria [on 11 Sept.], and gained the pole position in the World Cup ranking, [team coach] Joachim Löw has yet to express concern for his team. Following the European Championships, the test […]

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