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Austrian club mascot drunk on match day
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Austrian club mascot drunk on match day

In a video which is rapidly going viral, the mascot for football club Austria Vienna celebrated his birthday a little too much. READ  

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Vienna marathon underway in perfect conditions
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Vienna marathon underway in perfect conditions

The 32nd Vienna City Marathon got under way in ideal weather conditions on Sunday morning, with enthusiastic supporters lining the route. READ  

Exciting race expected for Vienna marathon
Photo: Vienna City Marathon

Exciting race expected for Vienna marathon

The annual Vienna City Marathon takes place on Sunday, April 12th, with thousands of participants flocking to the capital. READ  

UEFA president warns of hooliganism threat

UEFA president warns of hooliganism threat

UEFA president Michel Platini on Tuesday warned of a return to the "dark days" of hooliganism in Europe fired by a rise in nationalism and extremism. READ  

Blatter faces critics at UEFA congress in Vienna

FIFA president Sepp Blatter will face some of his harshest critics on Tuesday at the UEFA annual congress in Vienna - most of whom will be voting to remove him from office when the Swiss stands for re-election in May. READ  

Wrestler critically injured after 'powerbomb' move

A 23-year-old Bosnian wrestler is in an artificial coma after being seriously injured in the Catch Wrestling Championships which were held over the weekend in Kindberg, Styria. READ  

Prosecutors investigate match-fixing claim

Public prosecutors in Austria have opened an investigation into an alleged attempt to fix the result of a football match involving SV Ried in the 2007-08 season. READ  

Red Bull boss subjected to Nazi slur

Second-division German side Erzgebirge Aue has apologised to RB Leipzig and Red Bull co-founder Dietrich Mateschitz after Aue fans displayed a banner showing the Austrian entrepreneur in Nazi uniform. READ  

Bomb threat at Streif downhill ski race

According to a report from Unser Tirol 24, an anonymous person has sent a bomb threat to the Österreich newspaper, warning of a bomb attack at the ski races in Kitzbühel, and claiming to be from a hitherto unknown group called Jihad Austria. READ  

Skier dies in Tyrol avalanche

A skier has died after being caught in an avalanche in Nauders, in Tyrol's Landeck district, on Friday afternoon. A second skier is reported to be in a critical condition and is being treated in hospital. READ  

Austria leads Big Six US football in Europe

The top American-style football clubs in Europe are getting together in 2015 to fight for the European grid-iron championship in July, with Austria taking a leading position. READ  

Avalanche kills fourth man in three days

An avalanche early on Wednesday afternoon saw yet another fatality, when two mountain railway employees carrying out a risk assessment of potential avalanches in the Hochfügen ski resort in the Fügenberg district of Tyrol were buried under several metres of snow. READ  

US ski jumper injures spine in Austria

A member of the US Ski Jumping team sustained a serious spinal injury requiring emergency surgery after a heavy fall while ski jumping in Austria on Tuesday. READ  

Austrian skier Hirscher dominates downhill

Austria's triple overall World Cup champion Marcel Hirscher claimed Sunday's giant slalom in Alta Badia to overtake his legendary compatriot Franz Klammer in number of World Cup wins. READ  

German skier dies on Salzburg mountain

A 24-year-old German man from Bavaria died on Saturday morning while skiing the slopes of Schönalmbahn, in the Untertauern valley near Salzburg. READ  

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