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  Vaduz  2007  Satellite
10.08.2007 -  12.08.2007

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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