Demands for better sporting facilities in Austria

After Austria’s disappointing return with no medals from this summer’s Olympic Games in London the Austrian People’s Party the ÖVP wants to make Austrian sports training facilities ‘fit for the next Olympics’.

Manfred Juraczka, boss of the ÖVP in Vienna, is demanding action from the Vienna City council. He wants improved infrastructure and improved training facilities.

He branded the current training facilities and venues in Austria ’embarrassing for a large city’.

He said the dire state of training facilities in Austria are one of the reasons for lack of sporting success in the summer games.

Since the work started on the city’s Stadthallenbad there are no swimming or diving facilities in Vienna. There is also no professional athletics facilities in the city which would cater for all sport arts.

This means Vienna would not be in a position to host international competitions.

“With the facilities we have at the moment we could not think about hosting an Athletics World Cup or future Olympic Games.

The ÖVP wants to make a sport concept for improving sports training opportunities.

They want to build a multi functional sports hall in the 21st or 22nd district. They also want a top of the range aquatic centre.

A feasibility analysis is currently being carried out with regards to an aquatic centre.