Friday, 27. March 2015
07. 11. 11. - 16:00
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.
Semmering Offers 50% Discount To Selected Heroes
The Magic Mountain Semmering will hold two Weeks of Heroes from 1st to 14th March as Panhans Holding Group says thank you to safety and well-being volunteers and professionals.
Skier Survived Almost Two Hours Buried Alive
A skier had a miracle escape after being buried under two metres of snow for nearly two hours during an avalanche in Austria, it was revealed last night.
Puppies Found Stuffed Inside Suitcase In Back Of Van
A litter of puppies destined for a dog farm was rescued after being found stuffed inside suitcases in the back of a van.
Kangaroo That Hopped It Spotted In Garden
Austrian police investigating reports of an escaped kangaroo have been given concrete proof after a local woman managed to photograph the animal in her back garden.
First Images Of Eurovision Stage
These are the first images of the design for the Eurovision Song Contest stage unveiled in the Austrian capital Vienna which is the home of last year's winner Conchita Wurst.
Russian Mafia Boss Nabbed At Vienna Railway Station
A Russian mobster wanted for a string of brutal murders was arrested in the gentile Austrian capital Vienna when commandos swooped as he went to buy a train ticket.
Teen Girls Arrested After Offering Themselves To IS Fighters
Austrian officials who recently cracked down on terrorism by arresting several people believed to be recruiting and fundraising for ISIS have revealed two more teenage girls tried to leave the country to marry terrorist fighters.
Ebola's deadly reach impacts Vienna student
Austria has yet to record its first case of Ebola, but the feared virus has already had a severe impact on the lives of Africans living in Vienna.
Grigorij Sokolov Works His Magic At Vienna Konzerthaus
Whilst the world-famous Wizard of Oz played at the Volksoper, there was another Wizard in the Konzerthaus giving his 16th performance in Vienna!
Penelope Cruz To Play The Ice Cream Killer
The memoirs of the woman dubbed the Ice Cream Killer after she shot dead two ex-lovers before hacking the bodies up with a chainsaw and telling neighbours the noise was a new ice cream machine are due to be turned into a blockbuster with Penelope Cruz playing the lead role.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|Conchita Wurst Graces This Years Life Ball Poster|
|OAP Left Bus-t By Conmen Stages Protest|
|Curvy Conwoman With A Lot Of Front Busted By Cops|
|Speeding Biker Floors Grandpa And Grandson|
|Three Die From Poisoning At Volcanic Hot Spring|
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.