- About Radstadt
Radstadt has been home to great athletes since the middle of the 20th century. Names such as Putzi Frandl, Walter Habersatter, Roswitha Steiner, Andreas Schifferer or Hannes Reichelt - to name only a few - had and have a high priority in the international sports world.
Prove for this is the fact that since 1956 (!) Radstadt always had at least 1 participant in the Olympic Winter Games. Only in 1980, this series was interrupted because the already nominated Radstadt cross-country skiers Walter Mayer and Peter Juric had to stay at home in favor of two ski jumpers. Walter Mayer took revanche 2 weeks later with the victory at the world famous Wasalauf in Sweden.
But the history of sports of Radstadt goes back even further: the local ski club was founded in 1910, and from 1924 the largest ski-jump facility in Austria was in Radstadt. Finally, in 1946/47, one of Austria's first chairlifts was built in Radstadt, the basic for later successes.The first successes of this work could be reaped in 1956, when Putzi Frandl won the silver medal in giant slalom at the Olympic Games in Cortina d'Ampezzo, with a second participant taking part in these competitions with the ski jumper Walter Habersatter. Since that time Radstadt athletes were always on the podium of international competitions. So Radstadt can be rightly described as the home of great athletes - as