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Austria vs. Sweden

Austria vs. Sweden

    Austria Crushed Sweden 2-1, 7 June by Christian Hackl They did a lap of honour, and a second, then applauded themselves, and inhaled the affection of their audience. Austria’s national football team had just beaten the Swedish team 2-1 and fulfilled, even exceeded, their own and public expectations. The door to the World […]

Failing at Sailing

Failing at Sailing

For a start, I thought I was pretty cool to be competing at all in a sporting event like this. The fact that I knew nothing at all about the sport, made me, well, badass. My friend Elisabeth, on the other hand, was a pro and had convinced me to accompany her on a regatta. […]

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 […]

The Summer of Love-All: Tennis Clubs in Vienna

The Summer of Love-All: Tennis Clubs in Vienna

It’s Vienna’s “Summer of Love-All” with the city’s numerous (and sometimes hidden) sporting clubs bounding with tennis balls. Below is a selection of some the city’s finest, listed in order of district.   HTC WIEN The Prater’s affordable alternative for members-only tennis (€373 per year). 2., Prater Hauptallee 123a (01) 728 68 91 www.htcwien.at   […]

European Football Championship Public Viewing Areas

European Football Championship Public Viewing Areas

That fabled season is once again upon us, as crowds gather in public spaces to wait for the moment a ball hits the back of a net. Yes, the European Football Championship kicks off 8 June when Poland hosts Greece at 18:00. Following the rousing success of the 2008 European Championship in Austria and Switzerland, […]

High-Altitude Euphoria

“Four hours,” a German colleague had said. A strapping, beer belly-free 30-something, he clarified: “You’ll need about four hours to reach the Pühringerhütte,” a hikers’ hut nestling above a clear lake at 1,638 metres. Well, it took us over six hours and some copious sweating in the July heat, what with iron ladders to be […]

Vienna Circle: Vienna’s Rowing Clubs

On 7 April, all of Britain will be watching the annual Oxford Cambridge Boat Race, taking place for the 158th time on the Thames in South East London. To get a taste of the U.K. frenzy, drop by your local Irish pub, where most will be glad to tune in to the race. In Vienna, […]

Get Ready, Get Set, Escape!

Of all the things that start a fire in my heart, running for a cause lies somewhere at the bottom of the list, just before ketchup and people who tell you things just so they know that you know they know…  Why, then, did I do it? Why did I sign up for the Vienna […]

Vienna Marathon: the View from Behind

Looking straight ahead, the bridge that had only moments ago been gray pavement, was now a sea of brightly clothed bodies, bobbing up and down in one teeming mass of humanity. People around us inched ahead, first with a slow walk, and then moving into a slow canter. But just as soon as we started, […]

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