Referendum: the Olympic issue

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Politics

The referendum “Wien will’s wissen” will take place from 7 to 9 March 2013. Residents from Vienna can answer four questions, including the issue whether Vienna should apply for the Olympics in 2028. Political parties have commented on the topic. Mayor Michael Häupl (SPÖ) stated that the Olympics would animate young people to do sports […]

Austria to act over medal drought

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Sports

Austria will no longer support “Olympic tourists”, the country’s sports minister Norbert Darabos said in an interview with the Kurier newspaper. Promising a major shake-up of state support for competitors after the country failed to win a summer Olympic Games medal for the first time in half a century. Legislation to be crafted this year […]

Austria Hopes to Forget the Olympics

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Sports

Austria’s disastrous performance in the summer Olympics has not gone unnoticed in the world where international wire agency Reuters has now put a spotlight on the total failure to get a medal. Reuters reporter Michael Shields wrote that winter can’t come soon enough for Austrian sports fans who he said were lamenting a summer Olympics […]

Olympic hopeful Weber counts on Radetzky

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Sports

Austria’s London 2012 hopeful, gymnast Caroline Weber, is hoping Radetzky’s famous march will spur her on to Olympic gold. The 26-year-old rhythmic gymnast, who comes from Vorarlberg, has revealed that she hopes the powerful music together with a traditional Dirndl outfit will help win over British audiences. Speaking about her second appearance in the Olympics […]

Paischer is hopefull about the Olympic Games

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Sports

One of the representatives for Austria in the Olympic Games in London this summer will be the Judoka Ludwig Paischer. However, the Olympic Games are not new to him, he already participated twice –  in Athens in 2004, where he failed in the first round, and in Beijing in 2008, where he won a silver […]

Sebastian Stoss to go to London Olympics

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Sports

Austrian swimmer Sebastian Stoss has qualified for the Olympic games to be held in London this summer. The 26-year-old swimmer from Vienna currently swims for the Eisenstadt Swimming Club. The backstroke specialist had originally not reached the internationally necessary qualification time, but as the Austrian team was not able to fill its start places with […]

Marko Arnautovic to play for Austria

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Sports

Austria’s national football team coach Didi Constantini has had a change of heart and given a late call-up to controversial striker Marko Arnautovic for the Euro 2012 qualifiers against Germany and Turkey. The 22-year-old, dropped earlier this year after a loss of form and problems at his German club Werder Bremen, had originally been left […]

JoWooD combat continues as number of potential investors shrink

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Business

The future of JoWooD Entertainment AG (JoWooD) is uncertain as a previously possible investor made clear it no longer had an interest in pouring their money into the bankrupt computer games developer.Insolvency organiser Helmut Platzgummer said today (Fri) that one company, which was initially keen on investing in the firm, now explained it no longer […]

Loss-making JoWooD seeks investor

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Business

Struggling computer games producer JoWooD Entertainment AG (JoWooD) has started looking for an investor.The Viennese company, which has been quoted on the Vienna Stock Exchange (WBAG) since 2000, said today (Thurs) its operative losses soared by 1.655 million Euros to 14.304 million Euros year on year in the first nine months of 2010.The firm – […]

JoWooD highscore in 2009

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Business

Turnover improved last year for Styrian software and computer game producer JoWooD Entertainment AG, the company reported today (Fri).The firm said its net profit had risen by 50 per cent from 1.005 million Euros in 2008 to 1.504 million Euros in 2009.Earnings before interest and taxes (Ebit) rose by 24.8 per cent year on year […]