Doing sports is an incredible pleasure, and an important contributor to societal cohesion. My first profounder realization of the rich possibilities in the connection between sport and artistic production came from my work over many years with the late poet Christian Ide Hintze, co-founder and first director of the schule für dichtung/Vienna Poetry school. We organized sport & poesieevents in 2000 and 2001 with Wolfgang Bauer and Toni Innauer in St. Anton am Arlberg and in Vienna. I was part of all of these events, and lucky enough to have been a participant in the “legendary” writing class “schreiben – spiel – sport” with Wolfgang Bauer in St. Anton am Arlberg during the Alpine World Ski Championship 2001.