Austrian police warn of abstract threat to Syrian facilitiesMarch 16, 2023 GMT
VIENNA (AP) — Austrian police issued a terror threat warning Thursday for Vienna, saying there was an “abstract" danger for Syrian institutions in the city.
The alert came a day after police in Austria's capital warned of " a possible “Islamist-motivated attack” on churches and other houses of worship, citing undisclosed information received by the country’s intelligence service.
Italy responds to 3 boats in distress with 1,300 migrantsMarch 10, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — The Italian coast guard responded Friday to three boats carrying more than 1,300 migrants that were “in danger” in the Mediterranean Sea off Italy’s southern coast, officials said.
Coast guard vessels were dispatched to rescue about 500 people on a smuggler's boat about 700 miles off the Calabria region, which forms the toe of the Italian boot.
World Cup downhill in Aspen halted due to low visibilityMarch 3, 2023 GMT
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — A downhill race in Aspen, Colorado, was canceled Friday after 24 racers due to the deteriorating weather conditions and with Adrian Smiseth Sejersted of Norway in line for his first World Cup win.
Alaba abused, Croatia coach critical following FIFA awardsFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
GENEVA (AP) — Real Madrid defender David Alaba was racially abused on social media after voting for Lionel Messi, and Croatia coach Zlatko Dalić accused FIFA of disrespect on Tuesday in fallout from the soccer body’s annual awards ceremony.
Austria police officer fatally shot, apparently by colleagueFebruary 27, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — An Austrian police officer died after apparently being shot by a colleague, authorities said Monday.
The incident took place during a morning meeting at a police station in Trieben in central Austria, police in Styria province said in statement.
3 Hungarians killed after car, bus collide on Austrian passFebruary 26, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Three Hungarians have died after the car they were in collided with a bus on a snowy Alpine pass in Austria.
Police said Saturday that the 25-year-old driver appeared to have lost control of his car on the snow-covered road near Leogang, in central Austria.
Austrian Marco Schwarz takes win in tight giant slalom raceFebruary 25, 2023 GMT
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Marco Schwarz of Austria won a tight giant slalom race Saturday as the men’s World Cup circuit made a stop at the Palisades Tahoe resort for the first time since 1969.
Russian delegates defiant at hostile OSCE assembly meetingFebruary 24, 2023 GMT
VIENNA, Austria (AP) — A contentious Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe parliamentary meeting ended Friday with condemnation of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine — as Russian delegates accused the West of preventing dialogue by arming Kyiv.
Ukraine shuns OSCE gathering in Vienna over Russian presenceFebruary 23, 2023 GMT
VIENNA (AP) — A meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's parliamentary assembly got underway Thursday without the Ukrainian delegation, which described the presence of Russian lawmakers as “an affront.”
Austrian children take government to court over climateFebruary 21, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — A dozen minors filed a lawsuit with Austria's top court Tuesday seeking to force the government to ensure their constitutional rights are protected by taking tougher action against climate change.
Russia expels 4 Austrian diplomats in retaliatory moveFebruary 17, 2023 GMT
MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow has asked four Austrian diplomats to leave Russia in retaliation for the expulsion earlier this month of four Russian diplomats from Vienna.
Austria had accused the Russian diplomats of spying, and Chancellor Karl Nehammer on Friday defended their Feb.
Norwegian skiers collect 3 of 6 medals in parallel at worldsFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
MERIBEL, France (AP) — Norwegian skiers collected three of the six medals in the individual parallel events at the Alpine skiing world championships on Wednesday.
Maria Therese Tviberg of Norway and Alexander Schmid of Germany won gold in the women’s and men’s races, respectively.
Neutral Austria under pressure to get tougher on RussiaFebruary 12, 2023 GMT
VIENNA (AP) — Austria has come under heavy criticism for granting visas that will allow sanctioned Russian lawmakers to attend a Vienna meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
Avalanches kill 9 in Italy, Austria as heavy snow hits AlpsFebruary 5, 2023 GMT
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Nine people died in avalanches in Austria and Italy over the weekend as heavy snow and school holidays drew skiers into the Alps, with some of the victims dying after skiing in unmarked areas despite warnings of elevated avalanche risk, police said.
Austria expels 4 Russian diplomats based in ViennaFebruary 2, 2023 GMT
VIENNA (AP) — Austria's government said Thursday that it has ordered four Russian diplomats based in Vienna, including two at Moscow's mission to U.N. agencies in the city, to leave the country.
The Foreign Ministry said in a brief statement that two diplomats at the Russian Embassy had “engaged in acts incompatible with their diplomatic status” and two at the permanent mission to the United Nations in Vienna “committed acts incompatible with the Headquarters Agreement.” It didn't elaborate.
Ski standout Braathen has surgery on appendix before worldsFebruary 2, 2023 GMT
ZELL-AM-SEE, Austria (AP) — World Cup slalom standings leader Lucas Braathen left hospital on Thursday after surgery for appendicitis ahead of the world championships.
The 22-year-old Norwegian will miss a World Cup slalom on Saturday in France and has only a slim chance of racing in two weeks' time at the worlds in Courchevel and Meribel.
Austrian ski team aims to rediscover its magic at worldsFebruary 2, 2023 GMT
VIENNA (AP) — Only one skier in the 24-member Austrian squad for the upcoming world championships has won on the Word Cup circuit this season.
A star coach left the women’s team mid-January.
And “crisis” has become a common word on the ski-mad nation’s sport pages.
Austria’s far-right Freedom Party regains national momentumFebruary 1, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Nearly four years ago, Austria’s populist far-right Freedom Party was ousted from the national coalition government over a major corruption scandal, and voters punished it at the ballot box.
Austrian police find family illegally living in wine cellarJanuary 30, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Austrian police said Monday they arrested a 54-year-old man after he attacked two social workers with pepper spray when they found him living illegally in a private wine cellar in northeastern Austria with a woman and six young children.
Swiss skier Odermatt wins super-G on return from injuryJanuary 28, 2023 GMT
CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Swiss skier Marco Odermatt won a men’s World Cup super-G on Saturday in a triumphant return from his injury layoff, 10 days before the start of the world championships.
AP Week in Pictures: Europe and AfricaJanuary 27, 2023 GMT
JAN 20-26, 2023
From skiing in Austria and Italy to military exercises in Romania and haute couture fashion shows in Paris, this photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published in the past week by The Associated Press from Europe and Africa.
Olympic champion Clément Noël wins night slalom in AustriaJanuary 24, 2023 GMT
SCHLADMING, Austria (AP) — With his home world championships looming, French skier Clément Noël finally ended his long victory drought on the World Cup circuit.
The slalom specialist won a night race Tuesday for his first victory since winning Olympic gold last February.
Lindsey Vonn: Shiffrin’s record-breaking is sign of progressJanuary 24, 2023 GMT
EDITOR’S NOTE: Lindsey Vonn has been keeping track while Mikaela Shiffrin first matched her women’s World Cup skiing record of 82 wins earlier this month and then surpassed it with win No. 83 on Tuesday at a giant slalom in Italy.
Sadio Mané runs in training at Bayern after operationJanuary 24, 2023 GMT
MUNICH (AP) — Sadio Mané showed Tuesday he can run again in training with Bayern Munich after the Senegal forward missed the World Cup because of surgery on his right leg.
In a brief video posted by Bayern, the 30-year-old forward is shown jogging around a training field in Munich and he says it's a “good feeling” to be back.
Austria remains opposed to expanding EU visa-free travelJanuary 23, 2023 GMT
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer said Monday he stands against expansion of the European Union's visa-free Schengen area because of his country’s concerns over illegal migration.
Swiss skier Yule beats Ryding to win slalom in KitzbuehelJanuary 22, 2023 GMT
KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Daniel Yule reinforced what he called his “love affair” with Kitzbuehel by winning the men's World Cup slalom in the posh Austrian ski resort for a second time Sunday.
The Swiss slalom specialist ranked only seventh after the opening run, but he posted the third-fastest time in the second.
Burning German ‘ghost train’ stopped near Austria borderJanuary 20, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in southern Germany say efforts to put out a fire on a train turned into a spectacular chase early Friday after the driverless diesel engine began taking off toward Austria of its own accord.
Austrian skier Kriechmayr wins downhill race in KitzbuehelJanuary 20, 2023 GMT
KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Vincent Kriechmayr won Austria's most storied World Cup race Friday to give the ski-mad nation a reason to celebrate in its otherwise disappointing season so far.
Kriechmayr won the first of two downhills on the classic Streif course and remained the only Austrian skier, male or female, to win a World Cup event this campaign.
Shiffrin places 4th in downhill; record chase goes onJanuary 20, 2023 GMT
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — The record chase can wait. Mikaela Shiffrin appeared pleased, though, that for most of the way down the mountain she was faster than Sofia Goggia in a discipline that is far from being her best event.
Austria theater fires actor facing child porn allegationsJanuary 16, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — A famous Austrian theater said Monday it would cancel all shows starring one of its actors after reports surfaced that he was charged with possession of tens of thousands of files with child pornography.
Federica Brignone wins World Cup super-G; Shiffrin sits outJanuary 14, 2023 GMT
ST. ANTON, Austria (AP) — Federica Brignone won a World Cup super-G on Saturday for the 2020 overall champion’s first victory this season in a race that Mikaela Shiffrin skipped.
Brignone mastered a course shortened because of heavy overnight snowfall and triumphed after her Italian teammate Sofia Goggia skied faster but went out following a nasty crash.
‘100 or more’: Shiffrin’s idol expects her to keep winningJanuary 11, 2023 GMT
FLACHAU, Austria (AP) — While Mikaela Shiffrin is set to continue her quest for a record-setting 83rd women’s Alpine skiing World Cup win next week, her biggest idol sees even larger milestones coming up for the American.
Record on hold as ill Shiffrin finishes 2nd in night slalomJanuary 10, 2023 GMT
FLACHAU, Austria (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin will have to wait a bit longer to celebrate a record-breaking win No.
Shiffrin can break Vonn’s record -- if she can stay awakeJanuary 9, 2023 GMT
KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (AP) — Staying awake might be Mikaela Shiffrin’s biggest challenge as she prepares to try to set a record for women’s World Cup skiing victories.
Shiffrin shows her emotions after matching Vonn’s recordJanuary 8, 2023 GMT
KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (AP) — The emotions came pouring out of Mikaela Shiffrin when she matched Lindsey Vonn’s women’s World Cup skiing record with her 82nd win Sunday.
Lindsey Vonn: Shiffrin’s record-breaking is sign of progressJanuary 8, 2023 GMT
EDITOR’S NOTE: Lindsey Vonn was keeping track from afar when Mikaela Shiffrin matched her women’s World Cup record of 82 wins.
Conscript fatally shot in scuffle at Austrian barracksJanuary 6, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — A conscript was killed and an officer hurt during a scuffle at a military barracks in Austria on Friday that resulted in several shots being fired, the country's defense ministry said.
‘Always one step ahead’: Swiss skier Odermatt wins againDecember 29, 2022 GMT
BORMIO, Italy (AP) — Make it five wins in 12 starts for Marco Odermatt this season.
The Swiss skier maintained his dazzling form in the last World Cup race of 2022 by dominating a super-G on one of the tour’s toughest courses.
‘Corsage’ gives a modern edge to Austria’s Empress ElisabethDecember 28, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Things had gotten a little real on the set of “ Corsage,” but nobody expected the star, Vicky Krieps, to jump out the window that day.
Austria: 2 German teenagers dead in skiing accidentDecember 28, 2022 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Two German teenagers died after skiing off the edge of a slope in Austria on Wednesday and falling up to 60 meters (nearly 200 feet), police said.
Witnesses saw the 17-year-old boys skiing at high speed down an intermediate-difficulty red slope in the Waidring ski area and then coming off the slope around halfway down, police in Tyrol province said in a statement.
Austrian skier Kriechmayr excels on Stelvio to beat KildeDecember 28, 2022 GMT
BORMIO, Italy (AP) — Vincent Kriechmayr made a two-minute run on one of the world’s most demanding downhill courses look easy on Wednesday.
The world champion from Austria skied the icy and bumpy 2,268-kilometer Stelvio to perfection to win the last men’s World Cup downhill of 2022.
Shiffrin takes win No. 78 with 1st GS victory in 2022December 27, 2022 GMT
SEMMERING, Austria (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin had to overcome a lot of pressure Tuesday to end her one-year drought in women's World Cup giant slaloms.
And not all the pressure on the American was coming from her rivals.
Police: No one believed missing in Austrian avalancheDecember 26, 2022 GMT
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Police said Monday they believe no one is missing after a Christmas Day avalanche that swept across a ski trail near the town of Zuers in western Austria.
First responders initially assumed as many as 10 people could be buried based on cell phone video from a witness showing the group near the avalanche that covered 500 meters (yards) of the trail near the 2,700-meter (8,900-foot) Trittkopf mountain, police in the Vorarlberg region said in a statement.
Report: 2 missing after Austria avalanche, fewer than fearedDecember 25, 2022 GMT
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Rescue workers were searching for two missing people after an avalanche swept across ski trails in western Austria on Sunday, the dpa news agency reported.
Initially up to 10 people were feared missing based on video from a witness, but eight of those individuals had been identified and were no longer feared buried, dpa reported citing a spokesman of the rescue team.
Review: In ‘Corsage,’ a real-life empress gets a new storyDecember 21, 2022 GMT
A winsome young woman marries into the top echelon of royalty, becomes lonely in a passionless marriage, and suffers eating disorders and depression even as she fascinates the outside world. Decades after her untimely death, they’re still making movies and TV shows about her.
Austria investigates Greek man as suspected spy for RussiaDecember 19, 2022 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — A Greek national is under investigation in Austria for allegedly spying for Russia for years, the Austrian government said Monday.
The Interior Ministry said that the 39-year-old, who is not currently in detention, has Russian roots and is the son of a former Russian intelligence employee who was once stationed as a diplomat in Austria and neighboring Germany.
Italians win World Cup women’s luge raceDecember 17, 2022 GMT
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Andrea Vötter and Marion Oberhofer of Italy got their second consecutive women’s doubles luge win Friday and moved atop the season-long points standings.
Germany’s Jessica Degenhardt and Cheyenne Rosenthal were second, while Canada’s Caitlin Nash and Natalie Corless placed third.
Austrian railway workers to get raise after pay standoffDecember 13, 2022 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Railway workers in Austria are set to get a significant wage increase under a deal reached Tuesday to resolve a pay standoff that resulted in a one-day strike last month.
Labor union vida and employers reached the agreement after several rounds of talks on pay for some 50,000 employees of about 65 railway operators, including the main national operator OeBB.
Odermatt dominates World Cup GS to consolidate overall leadDecember 10, 2022 GMT
VAL d'ISÈRE, France (AP) — Olympic champion Marco Odermatt dominated on Saturday to win a World Cup giant slalom and consolidate his lead in the overall standings.
The Swiss skier posted the fastest times in both runs on the Face de Bellevarde course in Val d’Isère to finish 1.40 seconds ahead of Austria’s Manuel Feller.
Croatia to join Europe’s ID-check-free area, others to waitDecember 8, 2022 GMT
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union countries agreed Thursday to allow Croatia to fully open its borders and participate in Europe’s ID-check-free travel zone, but Bulgaria and Romania were told that they must wait longer to be allowed in.
Burmester takes early lead at Alfred Dunhill in South AfricaDecember 8, 2022 GMT
MALELANE, South Africa (AP) — Dean Burmester made six birdies on the back nine to complete his 7-under 65 for a one-shot lead at the Alfred Dunhill Championship on Thursday.
The 33-year-old South African, looking for his third European tour title, had managed just two birdies and a bogey by the midway point of his opening round at Leopard Creek.
Albania’s last captive bear rescued to Austrian sanctuaryDecember 7, 2022 GMT
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s last brown bear in captivity was rescued by an international animal welfare organization Wednesday and will be taken to a sanctuary in Austria.
Four Paws began the journey with the 24-year-old bear, named Mark, accompanied by a large file of documents to get him across multiple national borders.
US, Belgium named among hosts for 6 F1 sprint races in 2023December 7, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — The United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, and the famed Spa-Francorchamps track in Belgium will host their first sprint races on the Formula One calendar for next season.
Austria finishes 8-win luge weekend, Sweeney wins 2nd silverDecember 4, 2022 GMT
IGLS, Austria (AP) — The opening weekend of the World Cup luge season was perfect for Austria.
Austria sweeps World Cup luge races, Sweeney wins silverDecember 3, 2022 GMT
IGLS, Austria (AP) — Madeleine Egle won a women’s luge World Cup race Saturday to lead the Austrians' dominant season-opening showing on home ice, while Emily Sweeney of the U.S. finished second in the women’s race to match her best finish on the circuit in five years.
Austria: 3 men convicted in rape, death of 13-year-old girlDecember 2, 2022 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — An Austrian court has convicted three Afghan men for the rape and death of a 13-year-old girl whose body was found dumped next to a tree in Vienna last year in a case that shocked the Alpine nation.
Beaver Creek World Cup downhill canceled due to wind, snowDecember 2, 2022 GMT
BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — The first of two World Cup downhill races to be held in Beaver Creek, Colorado, was canceled Friday morning due to strong wind and snowfall.
The course was closed for the day so crew workers could prepare the Birds of Prey track for another downhill race scheduled for Saturday.
Report: Austrian-Iranian gets medical leave from Iran prisonNovember 28, 2022 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Iran has released a 76-year-old dual Iranian-Austrian citizen from prison for health reasons, the Austria Press Agency reported Monday.
APA quoted the Austrian foreign ministry confirming that Massud Mossaheb was given indefinite medical leave.
Railway workers in Austria to strike Monday in pay standoffNovember 27, 2022 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Railway workers in Austria are set to hold a one-day strike on Monday after a failed round of talks in pay negotiations.
The Austria Press Agency reported Sunday that both sides said the fifth round of talks on pay for some 50,000 employees of about 65 railway operators, including the main national operator OeBB, had failed.
Speed star Kilde wins rescheduled 1st downhill of seasonNovember 26, 2022 GMT
LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) — Speed specialist Aleksander Aamodt Kilde won the rescheduled first downhill of the season on Saturday.
The Norwegian skier edged out Daniel Hemetsberger of Austria by 0.06 seconds in Lake Louise, Alberta.
Bio of Polish statesman holds lessons on today’s UkraineNovember 18, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — One hundred years ago, a revolutionary Polish patriot argued that Russia’s hunger for territory would continue to destabilize Europe unless Ukraine could gain independence from Moscow.
Austria, Hungary, Serbia hold top-level meeting on migrationNovember 16, 2022 GMT
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Austria, Hungary and Serbia on Wednesday held another top-level meeting dedicated to curbing migration, including by sending more than 100 police officers, vehicles equipped with night vision cameras and drones to the border with North Macedonia.
Climate activists throw liquid at Klimt painting in ViennaNovember 15, 2022 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Climate activists in Austria on Tuesday attacked a famous painting by artist Gustav Klimt with a black, oily liquid and one then glued himself to glass protecting the painting's frame.
In asylum dispute, Austrian mayor takes down migrant tentsNovember 15, 2022 GMT
ST. GEORGEN, Austria (AP) — In a standoff over the rising number of asylum-seekers in Austria, the mayor of a small village has defied the federal government and ordered tents housing the migrants to be dismantled.
Austria: 9 injured as hot air balloon crashes twice in AlpsNovember 12, 2022 GMT
KIRCHSCHLAG IN DER BUCKLIGEN WELT, Austria (AP) — A hot air balloon crashed twice Saturday on the eastern edge of the Alps in Austria, injuring nine people as a hard landing apparently bounced the pilot and the co-pilot out of the basket and sent several passengers back into the sky on their own, authorities said.
KFC apologizes for app alert urging orders for KristallnachtNovember 11, 2022 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — KFC has apologized for accidentally sending an automated push alert to its app users in Germany that appeared to urge people to order food to commemorate the 84th anniversary of Kristallnacht — the “Night of Broken Glass” — when Nazis terrorized Jews throughout Germany and Austria.
Kristallnacht survivors warn about antisemitism, hate speechNovember 9, 2022 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Holocaust survivors from around the world are warning about the reemergence of antisemitism as they mark the 84th anniversary on Wednesday of Kristallnacht — the “Night of Broken Glass” — when Nazis terrorized Jews throughout Germany and Austria.
Warm weather prompts cancellation of ski races in AustriaNovember 6, 2022 GMT
OBERHOFEN, Switzerland (AP) — Unusually warm weather has prompted a third straight weekend of World Cup skiing to be canceled.
The International Ski Federation (FIS) announced on Sunday that parallel events for women and men planned for Lech, Austria next weekend have been wiped out because colder weather over the last few days came “too late” in order to prepare the course.
World Cup finalist Croatia bringing rebuilt team to QatarOctober 26, 2022 GMT
Was Croatia's run to the 2018 World Cup final a one-off? Don't be so sure.
Only five of the 11 players who started the 2018 final are still in the squad — led by the 37-year-old Luka Modrić — but Croatia's rebuild fuses that experienced core with a talented new generation.
US skier Ford not surprised by 1st top-10 finish since crashOctober 23, 2022 GMT
SÖLDEN, Austria (AP) — American skier Tommy Ford finished in the top 10 of a World Cup race on Sunday for the first time since his devastating crash two seasons ago.
“Not surprising at all,” the 33-year-old Ford said after finishing sixth in the season-opening giant slalom.
Olympic GS champion Odermatt dominates ski WCup openerOctober 23, 2022 GMT
SÖLDEN, Austria (AP) — After dominating the season-opening men’s World Cup race Sunday, Marco Odermatt took off his race helmet and pointed at the Red Bull logo.
The Swiss skier's victory came a day after Dietrich Mateschitz, co-founder and owner of the Austrian energy drink brand, had died age 78.
Red Bull Formula One owner Dietrich Mateschitz dies at 78October 23, 2022 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austrian billionaire Dietrich Mateschitz, the co-founder of energy drink company Red Bull and founder and owner of the Red Bull Formula One racing team, has died. He was 78.
Officials with the Red Bull racing team at the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, announced Mateschitz's death Saturday.
US speed skier Cochran-Siegle rediscovering his love for GSOctober 22, 2022 GMT
SÖLDEN, Austria (AP) — American skier Ryan Cochran-Siegle is coming off his career best World Cup season, earning more points than ever before in both downhill and super-G, and topping it off with an Olympic silver medal.
Unfavorable weather cancels women’s World Cup season openerOctober 22, 2022 GMT
SÖLDEN, Austria (AP) — Rain and snowfall wiped out the first women’s race of the Alpine skiing’s World Cup season Saturday and made the men's event for the next day doubtful.
Wet snow on the Austrian glacier affected the visibility on the softened course and made a safe race impossible.
‘Something’s wrong’: Eliasch seeks TV rights control for FISOctober 21, 2022 GMT
SÖLDEN, Austria (AP) — If FIS President Johan Eliasch needed a reminder of the long road ahead to his desired centralization of Alpine skiing’s media rights, he got it on Friday.
Less than three hours before Eliasch was going to speak at the FIS Forum Alpinum about his organization’s marketing rights management, the Austrian Ski Federation announced a two-year TV and streaming deal with NBC.
Shiffrin, Odermatt start as favorites in crammed ski seasonOctober 21, 2022 GMT
SÖLDEN, Austria (AP) — Alpine skiing’s World Cup produced three different overall champions in the past three seasons, on the men’s and women’s sides.
Few expect the streaks to continue this season as defending champions Marco Odermatt and Mikaela Shiffrin are widely regarded as the main favorites again.
Vonn’s women vs. men race still a dream 10 years onOctober 21, 2022 GMT
SÖLDEN, Austria (AP) — For all that Lindsey Vonn accomplished in a glittering career, one of the skiing great's dreams has never become a reality — racing against men.
At the peak of her career, Vonn announced her plan to compete in Canada in a men’s World Cup downhill at Lake Louise in November 2012.
Shiffrin gaining on Vonn, Stenmark as World Cup season opensOctober 20, 2022 GMT
Mikaela Shiffrin heads into the World Cup season that begins Saturday in Austria with 74 career wins on the circuit, putting her within shouting distance of Lindsey Vonn’s 82, the most for a woman, and Ingemar Stenmark’s overall mark of 86.
6 on trial in Vienna over links to gunman in 2020 attackOctober 18, 2022 GMT
VIENNA (AP) — Six men went on trial in Vienna on Tuesday over their alleged links to a sympathizer of the Islamic State group who carried out a deadly shooting in the Austrian capital in 2020.
A verdict in the trial at the Vienna state court is expected in February at the earliest, public broadcaster ORF reported.