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Injury leaves Austrian pole vaulter paralyzed
Kira Grünberg. Photo: ORF Tirol

Injury leaves Austrian pole vaulter paralyzed

August 03, 2015

Austria’s leading pole-vaulter Kira Grünberg has been left paralyzed from the neck down after a serious injury during training on Thursday, her doctors have confirmed.

Teen swimmers injured in Baku bus accident
Verena Breit, Vanessa Sahinovic and Luna Pajer (from left). Photo: GEPA

Teen swimmers injured in Baku bus accident

June 12, 2015

A 15-year-old Austrian synchronised swimmer has been seriously injured after being hit by a shuttle bus in the athletes' village at the European Games in Baku. Two of her team mates were also injured.

Onlooker killed by falling rock at Erzbergrodeo

June 08, 2015

The Erzbergrodeo motorsports event in Eisenerz, Styria, was overshadowed by the death of an onlooker after he was hit by a rock on Sunday afternoon.

Austrian club mascot drunk on match day
Photo: Sky Sports/Youtube screen shot

Austrian club mascot drunk on match day

May 15, 2015

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

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Vienna marathon underway in perfect conditions
Photo: Paul Gillingwater

Vienna marathon underway in perfect conditions

April 12, 2015

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

Exciting race expected for Vienna marathon

April 10, 2015

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

UEFA president warns of hooliganism threat

March 24, 2015

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.

Blatter faces critics at UEFA congress in Vienna

March 24, 2015

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.

Wrestler critically injured after 'powerbomb' move

March 03, 2015

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.

Prosecutors investigate match-fixing claim

February 19, 2015

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.

Red Bull boss subjected to Nazi slur

February 09, 2015

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.

Bomb threat at Streif downhill ski race

January 25, 2015

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.

Skier dies in Tyrol avalanche

January 16, 2015

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.

Austria leads Big Six US football in Europe

January 09, 2015

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.

Avalanche kills fourth man in three days

January 07, 2015

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.

 
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