Austrian Times RSS FeedsLike the Austrian Times Facebook page!Follow us on Twitter!


Events for August
M T W T F S S
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Add your event FREE

Today

Videos


BurgKino

Pub Quiz everyTuesday at Johnny's Pub

Popular in Austria


Cosmo&Nanu

no picture available

Lower Austria to host Davis Cup

By Rebecca Musgrave

Lower Austria will host the Davis Cup clash between Austria and Russia next year. From 10 to 12 February 2012 the Nova Arena in Wiener Neustadt, in the province of Lower Austria, will see the two rivals come head to head, an event which will no doubt have a positive economic impact on the town.

Around 4,000 tennis fans will flood to the town at the beginning of next year and the worldwide coverage of the event is hoped to improve tourism in the area. "Every Euro is used here by the state of Lower Austria. We can use this top event, especially in the emerging Russian market, to present a new image and to advertise Lower Austria," said ÖVP Minister Petra Bohuslav.

"Lower Austria has two top players in Melzer and Haider-Mauer and one of the biggest tennis talents in Dominic Theim and with the encouragement of the sport and top sport sponsorship it has set a high standard. Obviously we want to use this home advantage to help us on our way to the ultimate objective of the quarterfinal and to support our other top players like Oliver Manach, Julian Knowle, Alex Peya and also Martin Fischer, who are delighted to be playing back here in Lower Austria," said the new Davis Cup captain, Clemens Trimmel.

According to Governor Erwin Pröll, Lower Austria now plays host to numerous sporting events. "Our model has proved very successful. Thanks to the huge successes of our athletes, many high profile sport events and the diverse range of sports in Lower Austria, we have developed a very special status," he said.

Austrian Times


Are you on Facebook? Like the Austrian Times on Facebook and win great prizes!


Cosmo and Nanu
ORF Watch

Tag cloud:
Davis  Manach  players  event  quarterfinal  Alex  ultimate  Fischer  delighted  objective  Austria  sport  Oliver  Russia  advantage  Knowle  tennis  host  playing  Peya

Latest News

 

Mum And Daughter Struck By Lightning In Pool
A mother and her daughter were hospitalised after they were struck by lightning in a swimming pool.

Police Nab Porn Star Who Filmed In Local Church
A woman accused of making a porn movie in a local church has been caught after an informant tipped off police that he recognised her by her breasts after an appeal for information.

Young Hip Hop Dancer Gets 18 Years For Drug Smuggling
A blonde hip hop dancer and charity worker promised an international career after she was spotted by a talent scout has been jailed for 18 years in Indonesia after her work offer turned out to have been part of an elaborate drugs con.

Teen Dying Of Cancer Killed At Charity Event After Ride In Porsche Goes Wrong
The family of a sick boy who was offered a trip in a high-performance Porsche because he was dying of cancer is suing the charity after the Porsche he was travelling in crashed head-on into oncoming traffic.

Japanese Pervert Planned Natascha Kampusch Style Kidnap
A Japanese man inspired by Austrian pervert Wolfgang Priklopil kidnapped a 10-year-old girl and kept her in a purpose-built cellar where he planned to train her to become the perfect wife.

German Hiker Yodels For Help After Getting Trapped In Cattle Grid
A portly hiker dressed in traditional Lederhosen was rescued after he yodeled for help after getting stuck for three hours in a cattle grid.

Austrian Wine Grower Sets New Record For Maturing Grapes
An award-winning Austrian winegrower is believed to have set a new record after leaving harvested grapes for an incredible nine months before fermenting them to create an ultra-sweet white and red wine.

Austrian Castle Owner Shocked By Airplane Wheel In Duck Pond
An Austrian castle owner got a shock after discovering this massive aircraft wheel had landed in his duck pond.

Glock Receives Austrian Award At Birthday Party
Austrian gun maker Gaston Glock has celebrated his 85th birthday with a huge ceremony in which the charitable work of himself and his wife Kathrin was honoured with a top Austrian award, and confirmation that this year two streets and a business park are to be named after him.

Sausage Surprise As Giant Wurst Is Pinched
Austrian police are hunting crooks who broke open a market stall and stole a 1.5 metre sausage worth over 2,000 EUR in the picture postcard village of St Michael in the region of Lungau.

 


Mala Vrata

The most popular stories –
last 7 days



Don't moan alone, the Ombudsman Investigates.

Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.

Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.


Austrian Zimmers