Austria will travel with 70 athletes to attend the World Games of Non-Olympic Sports in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. 14 sports are included in the red, white and red team, including billiards, jiu-jitsu, climbing, weightlifting, water skiing, and dance sports.
In the flag of football and handball, Austria is represented by a women’s team and a men’s team. From July 7-17, Team Austria will compete for medals.
“The enthusiasm is enormous”
Initially on Tuesday and Wednesday at a hotel in Vienna’s Prater, the 120-strong delegation will dress up. Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen bid farewell to the Austrian national team in Hofburg on Thursday. Aria Siamese will once again serve as chef de task. “The enthusiasm is huge, and the whole city is not waiting for it to finally start. I am convinced that this spirit will carry the whole team,” said Styria.
500,000 tickets were submitted in Birmingham, most of which have already been sold out. The 2021 World Games had to be postponed by a year to avoid a collision with the Tokyo Olympics, which were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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