Austria

The European Handball Federation (EHF) has confirmed that it has received three bids spanning seven countries for the 2024 edition of the Women’s EHF Euro national team tournament.

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.

The International Biathlon Union (IBU) has announced plans for a restructuring of its administration and has engaged with the Institute of National Anti-Doping Organisations (iNADO) amid the crisis at the heart of the governance of the sport.

The International Biathlon Union (IBU) has today (Wednesday) confirmed that the Austrian Federal Criminal Police conducted a raid on its headquarters in Salzburg yesterday, with secretary general Nicole Resch requesting a leave of absence amid an investigation into herself and president Anders Besseberg.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has today (Tuesday) confirmed that seven National Olympic Committees (NOCs) met the deadline to register official interest in hosting the 2026 winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, ahead of a final decision in September 2019.

The Austrian Olympic Committee (ÖOC) has given the green light to submitting a joint bid from Graz and Schladming for the 2026 winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, but has warned that the project still needs firm backing from the government of the state of Styria.

A joint Austrian bid for the 2026 winter Olympic and Paralympic Games has moved forward after the City of Graz voted in favour of submitting a letter of interest to the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

The Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) has announced new events in Brisbane and Vienna for the 2018 World Series of Darts, with the Austrian capital set to become the new home of the end-of-season finals.

The Austrian cities of Graz and Schladming have put forward a proposal to bid for the 2026 winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, three months after Innsbruck was forced to shelve its plans due to lack of local support.

Austrian prosecutors are investigating transactions between the OFB, football’s national association in the country, and Fifa, the sport’s global governing body.

The Infront agency has extended its contract as the global marketing partner of the Four Hills Tournament, the ski jumping showpiece otherwise known as the Vierschanzentournee, for another four seasons.

Golf’s European Tour has continued its innovation drive by rebranding its existing Lyoness Open tournament in Austria as the Shot Clock Masters.

Innsbruck’s bid for the 2026 winter Olympic and Paralympic Games is set to be shelved after becoming the latest proposal for the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) showpiece event to fail to find favour with local residents.

Daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings has continued its expansion drive by launching in Ireland and Austria.

The International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation (IBSF) has confirmed that Innsbruck in Austria will host its 2018 European Championships.

The European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) has announced that the 2019 editions of its men’s and women’s EuroVolley national team competitions will be co-hosted by four nations for the first time, while Austria will stage its inaugural Snow Volleyball European Championship next year.

Stakeholders behind Innsbruck’s bid to host the 2026 winter Olympic and Paralympic Games have sought to bolster their claims ahead of an October referendum by presenting a 10-point plan to the public, confirming that their vision involves taking events to Germany.

Organisers behind Innsbruck’s proposed bid for the 2026 winter Olympic and Paralympic Games have said the Austrian city could host the event on a budget of €1.175bn ($1.32bn) thanks to a plan that would avoid the development of new permanent infrastructure.

Innsbruck has taken a further step towards officially joining the bidding race for the 2026 winter Olympic and Paralympic Games after the Austrian government backed the effort.

The International Ski Federation (FIS) has announced that four bids will compete for the hosting rights to its two showpiece events in 2023.

The Austrian Bundesliga is to become the latest top-tier club football league in Europe to launch its own esports competition.

International Ski Federation (FIS) president Gian Franco Kasper has welcomed news of Innsbruck’s proposed bid for the 2026 winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, stating the Austrian city would have “an excellent chance” of securing the event.

The Austrian Olympic Committee (AOC) has said it will conduct a feasibility study into a bid to return the winter Olympic and Paralympic Games to the city of Innsbruck for a third time in 2026.

Sports data and betting-related services company Sportradar has agreed a two-year partnership with the Eishockey Liga, the top division of ice hockey in Austria.

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has awarded hosting rights for the 2017 edition of its Beach Volleyball World Championships to the Austrian capital of Vienna.

The Austrian city of Innsbruck will stage the winter World Masters Games multi-sport event in 2020, it has been announced.

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) is to introduce a new time trial-based format at its Kitzbühel World Cup event later this year.

The International Cycling Union (UCI) has awarded hosting rights for its 2018 Road World Championships to the Austrian city of Innsbruck.

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) has named the Austrian town of Zeltweg  as host of its 2016 winter Triathlon World Championships.

The International Cycling Union (UCI) has said it remains in talks with potential hosts amid reports that the Austrian city of Innsbruck has been awarded the 2018 Road World Championships.