Golden finish for the home alpine athletes, France and Japan dominate cross – country relay on the final day of the Virtus World Ski ing Championships

With a total of four double victories in the women’s Down syndrome class and two further gold medals for Eva Maria Dünser (women’s mental), the Alpine competitions at these championships in Seefeld come to a crowning conclusion from a domestic perspective.


A shower of medals for Austria’s alpine athletes at the World Championships Giant Slalom in Seefeld

Anna – Sophie Friedl was crowned World Champion in the RTL on the first day of the Virtus Ski World Championships in Seefeld and thus leads a strong Austrian Alpine squad. With one gold, two silver and two bronze medals at the Rosshütte, the red – white – red team leads the alpin e medal table. On the cross – country track, it was Poland, Estonia and France to lead the way. After the atmospheric opening with numerous guests of honour on Sunday in the music pavilion, the four – day sports programme started on Monday.

World Championships preparation in the snow, on the school bench and at the university of applied sciences in full swing

When the medals are awarded in the Super G and the Cross-Country Sprint at the Virtus Ski World Championships in six weeks’ time, the Austrian squad will certainly have something to say about it. While the athletes were building up and testing their form during snow training and the Austria Cup last weekend, the students at the HTL Spengergasse in Vienna and the students at the FH Kufstein are working tirelessly on their World Championships projects.


92 days to go until the Virtus World Skiing Championships: When joy and appreciation lead to success

With a world championship worthy warm-up programme together with Benni Raich and a review of the World Cup cross-country skiing track together with the mentors David Kreiner and Mario Stecher, the cadre athletes of the Austrian Disabled Sports Association started their preparations for the 2023 Virtus Ski World Championships in Seefeld on 8 December.

Report VIRTUS General Assembly in Vichy

From Thu, 6/2/2022 to Sun, 6/5/2022, the VIRTUS General Assembly was held first in Lyon and then in Vichy.

Postponement of the Virtus Skiing World Championships to March 2023

The Virtus World Skiing Championships for people with mental disabilities planned for March 2022 in the Olympiaregion Seefeld will be postponed by exactly one year and will take place from 11 to 17 March 2023 in the Olympiaregion Seefeld.

In Austria as well as in many parts of Europe, the measures to combat the pandemic and the associated regulations were adapted again at the beginning of this week. Some nations have already had to withdraw their participation in Seefeld because of this.

The local organisation team around Secretary General Paula Grameiser-Scherl did not take the decision lightly. “We want to offer the athletes fair and safe competitions as well as an unforgettable social programme for all participants. Unfortunately, this is not feasible in the current situation. Therefore, together with the International Federation for Athletes with Intellectual Disabilities, it was decided to postpone the event until next year. The previous efforts of the LOC, the support of the ÖBSV as well as all partners will in any case be conserved for next year and in the best case optimised.”

LOC head Werner Frießer, the sponsors Marlies and Benjamin Reich for the alpine competitions, as well as Mario Stecher and David Kreiner for cross-country skiing, and René Schönberger from the Competence Committee for Mentally Disabled Sports of the ÖBSV have already confirmed their commitment to hosting the Virtus Ski World Championships next year.

World Championships preparation on a par with Olympic champions

With the first laps on the official World Championship cross-country skiing track together with the godfathers David Kreiner and Mario Stecher, …

ÖBSV General Assembly

The ÖBSV General Assembly on October 9 in Schladming kicked off with the Styrian Evening, which was attended by more than …

Track inspection

To ensure that the race courses at the Virtus World Championships, which are being held in Austria for the first time, also meet the requirements of the FIS, …

Day of the sport

When the red-white-red sports world meets once a year in the Vienna Prater, …