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  Vaduz  2007  Satellite
09.08.2007 -  11.08.2007

 
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Vaduz 2007 Satellite

 

 

Vaduz is the capital of the principality of Liechtenstein.  A town of 5,000 inhabitants, Vaduz is located along the Rhine.  It has art collections, a postal museum, and a lively tourist industry.  The Principality of Liechtenstein is a tiny, doubly landlocked country in Western Europe, bordered by Switzerland to its west and by Austria to its east.  

 

Mountainous, it is a winter sports resort, though it is perhaps best-known as a tax haven.  As an alpine country, the main opportunity for Liechtensteiners to excel is in winter sports such as downhill skiing: Hanni Wenzel won two gold medals in the 1980 Winter Olympics. 

 

 

With nine medals overall (all in alpine skiing), Liechtenstein has won more Olympic medals per capita than any other nation

 

 

 

 

 

Year - Liechtenstein men's gold medal, Liechtenstein silver medal, Liechtenstein bronze medal

 

2006 - Patrick Heuscher/Stefan Kobel, Switzerland / Josh Binstock/Christian Redmann, Canada / Philip Gabathuler/David Wenger, Switzerland

 

2005 - Markus Egger/Martin Laciga, Switzerland / Marcel Gscheidle/Jan Schnider, Switzerland / Peter Gartmayer/Andreas Matzler, Austria

 

 

Year - Liechtenstein women's gold medal, Liechtenstein silver medal, Liechtenstein bronze medal

 

2006 - Katrin Holtwick/Ilka Semmler, Germany / Annalea Hartmann/Karin Trussel, Switzerland / Svitlana Baburina/Galyna Osheyko, Ukraine

 

2005 - Lina Yanchulova/Petia Yanchulova, Bulgaria / Annalea Hartmann/Dorothea Hebeisen, Switzerland / Sara Montagnolli/Sabine Swoboda, Austria