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James Cunnama and Yvonne van Vlerken Triumph in Austria

A competitor exits the water during the Challenge Triathlon Walchsee-Kaiserwinkl on September 1, 2013 in Walchsee, Austria. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images for Challenge Triathlon)

  James Cunnama and Yvonne van Vlerken have triumphed at the Tyrol Challenge Walchsee-Kaiserwinkl triathlon. Heavy rain battered competitors at the Austrian event, which included a 1.9km swim, 90km bike over two loops with 1,100 m of altitude difference and a final running stage of 21km over four laps. Todd Skipworth was first out of the water in the men’s ... Read More »

Prince Friso of the Netherlands in Critical Condition After Avalanche

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The second son of the Queen of the Netherlands, Prince Friso, is in a critical condition after being caught in an avalanche. The Prince was ski-ing at the resort of Lech in Austria when the accident happened. His condition has been described in an official royal statement as “stable, but not out of danger”. The Prince is a member of ... Read More »

How Russia Defeated Napoleon – Professor Dominic Lieven

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Professor Lieven, author of Russia Against Napoleon: The Battle for Europe, on the factors that contributed to Napoleon’s famous defeat in Tsarist Russia. 1812 is one of the most famous stories in European history. Nevertheless much of the story, as usually told, is untrue. Outside Russia, 1812 is usually told just from Napoleon’s point of view and without regard for ... Read More »

Olympic Museum to Open Doors for Free

IOC President Jacques Rogge, Kevin Rolland, Yoggl and Yuna Kim

The Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland will be welcoming visitors for free until 29th January 2012 ahead of its closure for major refurbishments. View all the torches used in Olympic processions, a “best-of” exhibition showcasing memorabilia from 1992 – 2011, the “Charm of Chinese Painting” exhibition and other interactive features free of charge. Meanwhile, nearby Austria will be hosting the ... Read More »

DSQUARED² Charity MINI Unveiled in Vienna

A unique red and black MINI Cooper S created by Canadian designer twins DSQUARED² was unveiled at the Life Ball on Saturday night (21st May 2011) in Vienna, Austria. The DSQUARED² MINI is equipped for any adventure thanks to its rally-style headlamps, front radiator guard and tinted side windows with protective metal grilles. A boot-mounted spare-wheel reinforces the off-road capable ... Read More »

Football: Euro 2012 Qualification, Fixtures Friday 25 March 2011

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Six football matches take place across Europe on the evening of Friday 25th March 2011 as the Qualification for UEFA Euro 2012 continues. Austria v Belgium – Group A – Kick-Off (CET) 20:30 Austria currently sit second in Group A, five points behind Germany, though they have a game in hand. Belgium are three points back in fourth place, meaning ... Read More »

International Women’s Day Centenary Celebrations 2011

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March 8th 2011 marks the centenary of the very first International Women’s Day which was inaugurated on 19th March 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. On that day, more than one million women and men attended IWD rallies campaigning for women’s rights to work, vote, be trained, to hold public office and end discrimination. On the eve of World ... Read More »

Football: International Friendly Fixtures, Wednesday 9 February 2011

52 national football teams are in action on the evening of Wednesday 9th February 2011, as a full fixture list of 26 international matches are scheduled to take place. Some notable friendly matches include the following: Croatia v Czech Republic; Denmark v England. Perhaps the biggest matches tonight are those at the bottom of the list below – Netherlands v ... Read More »