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Austrian mountain biker killed in Switzerland
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Austrian mountain biker killed in Switzerland

A 57-year-old Austrian was killed in an accident while mountain biking in Switzerland on Tuesday. READ  

Mountain bikers risk serious injury
Photo: Andy Armstrong

Mountain bikers risk serious injury

With the growth of mountain biking as a sport in Austria, hospital admissions for bike-related serious injuries have reached a high of 6,500 people per year. READ  

'Batman' spotted on Vienna's rooftops
Photo: Alex Schauer/Stefan Sietzen

'Batman' spotted on Vienna's rooftops

A young parkour aficionado was spotted recently, hurling himself off rooftops above the streets of Vienna, dressed as the popular character Batman from comics and movies. READ  

Alaba is FIFA 15’s Austrian cover star
The Austrian cover of FIFA 15, featuring Alaba and Messi. Photo: EA SPORTS FIFA

Alaba is FIFA 15’s Austrian cover star

EA Sports has revealed that young Viennese footballer David Alaba will be the cover star for FIFA 15 in Austria. READ  

Swedish tabloid editor apologises for Nazi slur
Red Bull Salzburg director Ralf Rangnick. Photo: SN/APA/BARBARA GINDL

Swedish tabloid editor apologises for Nazi slur

Red Bull Salzburg football club director Ralf Rangnick revealed that his team had received an apology from the editor of the Swedish tabloid newspaper Aftonbladet, after one of their columnists compared the Austrian club with Adolf Hitler and Josef Fritzl. READ  

Austrian policeman dancing goes viral
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Austrian policeman dancing goes viral

An Austrian policeman attending a match in uniform at a football club in Vienna was caught dancing on camera. READ  

Security concerns relocate Israeli game
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Security concerns relocate Israeli game

A soccer match to be played in Austria on Saturday by Maccabi Haifa and German club SC Paderborn had to be moved to a new venue due to security concerns after a violent anti-Israel protest disrupted the Israeli team's last game in Bischofshofen in Salzburg province. READ  

Turks investigated after attack on Israeli team
Maccabi Haifa players. File photo: APA/Krug

Turks investigated after attack on Israeli team

After pro-Palestinian protesters stormed a football match between Israeli club Maccabi Haifa and French team Lille in Bischofshofen on Wednesday 20 men of Turkish origin who are resident in the state of Salzburg have been reported to the police. READ  

Israeli players attacked during training match
Maccabi Haifa players. File photo: APA/Krug

Israeli players attacked during training match

Pro-Palestinian protesters have disrupted a football match in Bischofshofen, Austria between the Israeli club, Maccabi Haifa, and French team, Lille. READ  

Austrian poker player wins half a million dollars
File Photo: APA (Pfarrhofer)

Austrian poker player wins half a million dollars

An Austrian student competing in the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas just missed out on being part of the top ten final table, but consoled himself with 11th place, and earnings of US$565,193 (€415,800). READ  

Sports
Austrian climbers stun Chamonix competition
Jakob Schubert climbing in Chamonix. Photo: ÖWK/Heiko Wilhelm

Austrian climbers stun Chamonix competition

Two Austrian competitive climbers have shown their form by scoring a double silver in competition in the French alpine resort of Chamonix, on the slopes of Mont Blanc. READ  

FIFA extends bans on Austrian footballers
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FIFA extends bans on Austrian footballers

FIFA, the international federation of football associations presently meeting in Brazil, extended the bans for two Austrian players in a press release on Monday. READ  

Austrian of the week
David Alaba: 'Living the dream'
David Alaba. Photo: APA/Osterauer

David Alaba: 'Living the dream'

As football mania seizes the world The Local profiles 22-year-old David Alaba, who plays for German club Bayern Munich and holds Austria's record as the youngest player to play for the national team. READ  

Tarantula found on golf course
This is not the spider, but it looks very similar. Maybe they're cousins? Photo: Animal Crossing Wiki / Creative Commons

Tarantula found on golf course

A woman golfer got quite a shock while playing a round of golf at the Schloss Tillysburg golf course at St. Florian, near Linz, when she discovered a tarantula spider lurking near the fairway. READ  

Unemployed footballers to be taught match skills
Roland Linz used to play for Austria Wien. Photo: APA

Unemployed footballers to be taught match skills

Austria’s unemployed footballers will be able to kick-start their careers from July - but rather than having to go to the job centre and look for some other form of employment, the Public Employment Service (AMS) has set up a football course to help rusty players improve their skills. READ  

 
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