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Bomb threat at Streif downhill ski race
A real bomb doesn't look like this. File Photo: Michael Krumpus

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
Avalanche warning sign. Photo: APA

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
Photo: Vienna Vikings

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
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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
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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
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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
Obertauern North. Photo: Robert Burwood

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  

Skiers warned to avoid illegal instructors
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Skiers warned to avoid illegal instructors

Some 200 illegal ski instructors are expected to be working in Vorarlberg’s ski resorts this season, the Ski Instructor Association has warned. READ  

World's best lumberjacks cut it in Austria
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World's best lumberjacks cut it in Austria

3,500 spectators filled the Innsbruck Olympic hall over the weekend to watch New Zealander Jason Wynyard win the title of world's best lumberjack for the sixth time, fending off a strong challenge from second placed Martin Komárek from the Czech Republic. READ  

Austria stun Russia in Euro 2016 qualifier
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Austria stun Russia in Euro 2016 qualifier

Austria took control at the top of Group G with a surprising win over Russia in a Euro 2016 qualifier on Saturday evening. READ  

The ski school churning out champions
Photo: Skigymnasium Stams

The ski school churning out champions

Many of the world's top skiers have walked its halls and at this year's Olympics, its alumni swept 12 medals - for nearly half a century the ski school in Stams, Austria has been producing champions like a factory. READ  

Alaba scores Sportsman of the Year award again

FC Bayern Munich star David Alaba was voted Austria's Sportsman of the Year for the second year running on Thursday evening. READ  

The Local List

Ten things you should never say to an Austrian

Since it declared its everlasting neutrality on October 26, 1955, the national holiday, the Alpine country of Austria has gone from strength to strength, boasting a staggering twenty Nobel Prize laureates, including seven in physiology or medicine, five in chemistry, three in physics and one for economist Friedrich Hayek. READ  

Austrian Arch keeps air race hopes alive

Austrian flyer Hannes Arch led the field in a spectacular victory during the qualifying rounds of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship on Saturday. READ  

Brazil v. Austria tickets sell out fast

An upcoming football fixture between former world champion Brazil and minnows Austria sold out all 48,500 tickets within 28 hours of going on sale. READ  

 
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