He loved life and life loved him – even if it was only for a short time: just over 54 years. The Austrian sports family, including Michaela Dorfmeister, Fritz Strobl, Reinfried Herbst, Peter Stöger, Herbert Prohaska and Anja Richter, said goodbye to Peter Frauneder, my successor as “Krone” sports director, at the Oberlaa cemetery.
Someone who had always been there, not an Internet onlooker, but a frantic on-site reporter, not an office worker who, like a whinnying official mold, wanted to keep attendance lists for employees. Sport was his life. Live. Kitzbühel, Schladming, Olympia, Ski World Championships – as in the photo from 2015 in Vail with Marco Büchel and me.
The “Frauni”, as we called him, didn’t get his information chewed out by press officers from social media channels, but thirsty for stories over a glass of Chianti at the fireplace bar. Straight from the superstars. What we have experienced is for eternity. Someday we will laugh about it together again.