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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
David Alaba. Photo: APA (Archiv/Pfarrhofer)

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  

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Ten things you should never say to an Austrian
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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
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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
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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  

Serbs and Albanians brawl in Vienna
The drone that sparked the fighting in Belgrade. Photo: APA/Drobnjakovic

Serbs and Albanians brawl in Vienna

Police in Vienna had to quell a riot in Ottakring when Serbia’s Euro 2016 qualifying match against Albania in Belgrade was abandoned after fighting broke out between players on Tuesday evening. READ  

Vienna poker player wins $1.3 million
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Vienna poker player wins $1.3 million

A 21-year-old Viennese man has won the prestigious World Championship of Online Poker and pocketed $1.3 million (just over €1 million). READ  

Ski jump champion Morgenstern retires
Thomas Morgenstern. Photo: APA/dpa

Ski jump champion Morgenstern retires

Austria's Olympic ski jump champion Thomas Morgenstern has retired, seven months after winning silver at the Sochi Games. READ  

 'Herminator' excuses drunken behaviour
Hermann Maier. Photo: APA/EXPA/JOHANN GRODER

'Herminator' excuses drunken behaviour

Hermann Maier, Austria’s former champion ski racer and Olympic gold medallist, has announced that he and his girlfriend are expecting their third child after an embarrassing video of him carousing drunkenly at a festival in Styria’s Salzkammergut went online earlier this month. READ  

18 Rapid Vienna fans found guilty after riot
A Rapid Vienna match. File photo: APA/Pfarrhofer

18 Rapid Vienna fans found guilty after riot

Eighteen SK Rapid football fans have been found guilty of rioting after a friendly match against 1. FC Nürnberg in Vienna’s Hanappi Stadium on September 7th. READ  

Zombies run free in St. Pölten
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Zombies run free in St. Pölten

St. Pölten's -- and possibly Austria's -- first successful zombie run took place on Saturday, with 9,000 visitors taking part. READ  

Austrian footballer handed 70-match ban
The SK Rum team. Photo: SK Rum

Austrian footballer handed 70-match ban

An Austrian footballer has been handed a record 70-match ban for assaulting a referee, the Tyrolean Football Federation confirmed. READ  

 
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