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Five of Austria’s best ski resorts
Kitzbühel. Photo: Kitzbueheler-alpen.com

Five of Austria’s best ski resorts

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They may not be as famous as some of those in the French and Swiss Alps but many of Austria's ski resorts offer better value for money - alongside a friendly service and welcome. Here’s our pick of five you should consider visiting.

Olympic skier dies in car crash in Austria
The wrecked car Grubelnik was travelling in. Photo: Zoom-Tirol

Olympic skier dies in car crash in Austria

November 18, 2015

Slovenian alpine skier and coach Drago Grubelnik has died after the car he was in swerved off a mountain road and rolled down a steep hill in the ski resort of Sölden in Tyrol.

Footballer suspended in Nazi symbol row
The player had written 88 on his socks - a far-right code for Heil Hitler. Photo: Peter Rustia

Footballer suspended in Nazi symbol row

October 22, 2015

Carinthia’s football association has suspended a footballer who wore socks with Nazi symbols on them during a match, allegedly gave a Nazi salute and insulted a player from the opposition.

Austria dashes Sweden's Euro 2016 hopes
Photo: UEFA Austria Team

Austria dashes Sweden's Euro 2016 hopes

September 08, 2015

In a surprise upset, Austria defeated Sweden 4:1 in an historic game, confirming their place in the European Championship in France in 2016.

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

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

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

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.

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