Bock World Championship

The "Bock World Championship" in Olang is a unique sporting event which is fascinating more and more people around the globe. Already for the second time, talented athletes from all over the world come to Olang to show their skills on the so-called "Rennböckl".

The fact that even official world championships are organized in this discipline still doesn't mean that you have to know this unusual vehicle. A little less than a hundred years ago, the first Rennböckl was patented in the USA. A wooden device with a seat, two hilts and a waxed bottom should then be an alternative to the expensive toboggans.

The first models were equipped with simple runners but nowadays they use the latest carving skis to accelerate the Rennböckl. Although the passionate Bock drivers from Olang weren't the first to invent this vehicle, the idyllic village on the foothills of the Kronplatz is considered to be the cradle of Rennböckl sports.

Therefore, the second of March, the best drivers in the world get together for an exciting competition. Men, women and children are trying to set the fastest time in various categories. The "racing class" instead, provides four riders to hit the slope simultaneously.

But at the evening all competitive thinking is a thing from the past. All the athletes, no matter if they won or not, will together with the spectators, celebrate this wonderful and exciting day.

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