One Austrian speed junkie travelled across the planet to Chile to whizz down a gravel slope -- all in the pursuit of breaking his own world speed record on a mountain bike.
A different lapel flower worn by the far-right at the opening of Austria’s new parliament hasn't gone unnoticed. FPÖ members wore edelweiss while denying that their past displays of blue cornflowers had Nazi overtones.
Having flirted with the drop for much of last season Bayer Leverkusen have taken but a single point in their first three games of the new campaign. So far, new coach Heiko Herrlich been unable to turn things around.
Downhill and cross-country skiing, bobsledding: the Berchtesgaden Alps offer all sorts of exciting winter sports opportunities.
Concerns over the security situation in Korea are casting a shadow over the Winter Olympics due to be held in Pyeongchang next February. Austria and France have said if security deteriorates, their teams will not go.
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