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The Bergisel, Innsbruck, Austria

March 20th, 2009 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Bergisel is a hill (746 m) that lies to the south of Innsbruck, Austria, in the area of Wilten, where the Sill river (Wipptal) meets the Inn Valley.

The name is derived from the Latin name burgusinus (mountain), which then became Bergisel in German. Among its earlier uses were as a cremation site and as a habitation area during the Ice Age.

In 1809, Bergisel was the site of the four Battles of Bergisel under the command of the freedom fighter Andreas Hofer. In 1892, the Andreas Hofer monument was erected in order to commemorate the battles.

Since 1952, Innsbruck has hosted one leg of the Four Hills Tournament. The Bergiselschanze was built of concrete for the 1964 Winter Olympics to replace an older, smaller ramp. It was also used for the 1976 Winter Olympics. A new ramp was opened in 2003, designed by the architect Zaha Hadid, as the old one no longer conformed to contemporary requirements of ski jumping.

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OSiR at Turmoncka Str. Warsaw, Poland

March 2nd, 2009 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

OSiR at Turmoncka Str. Warsaw, Poland (OSiR in Polish stands for Sports and Recreation Center).

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Coliseo Cerrado Casa de la Juventud, Cuzco, Peru

September 11th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Coliseo Cerrado Casa de la Juventud - dome in Cuzco, Peru.

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“Ice arena”, Oświęcim, Poland

April 20th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

"Ice arena" in Oświęcim - home arena of Unia Oświęcim ice hockey club.

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Tennis courts, Swierczewo, Poznan, Poland

April 2nd, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Tennis courts in Swierczewo, Poznan, Poland.

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Basket-Hall Arena, Kazan, Russia

March 25th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Basket-Hall Arena is an indoor arena in Kazan, Russia.

Opened in August 2003, It is primarily used for basketball and is the home arena of the UNICS Kazan. It holds 7,500 people in the main arena and 1,500 in the small one.

[Source: Wikipedia]

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WTWK - hippodrome, Wroclaw, Poland

March 14th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

WTWK - hippodrome in Wroclaw, Poland.

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Swimming pool, Swiebodzice, Poland

February 12th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Swimming pool in Swiebodzice, Poland.

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