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Dorna Sports, promoter of MotoGP, has furthered the motorcycling championship’s Austrian connections with the Red Bull Ring extending its race deal and KTM recommitting as a manufacturer partner.

The Austrian capital of Vienna has been selected to host Eliud Kipchoge’s attempt to run a sub-two-hour marathon as part of the Ineos 1:59 Challenge in October.

Austria has today (Friday) become the second contender to drop out of the race for hosting rights to the 2026 winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, with the Austrian Olympic Committee (ÖOC) blaming lack of local support for its decision.

The joint Austrian bid for the 2026 winter Olympic and Paralympic Games by Graz and Schladming is set to face a state-wide referendum to see if the project moves forward.