Madrid

Recently Madrid has become one of the most active and innovative capitals in Europe. From art exhibitions to nightlife, right now it is the place to be. It is full of young people and has become the centre for the global gay community, thanks to new laws on civil rights and same-sex marriages. Findi...

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Madrid mayor rules out another Olympic bid

After the disappointment of losing the Olympic Games for the third time the mayor of Madrid has advised against a fourth bid. Ana Botella, who has been mayor since 2011, has said that she thinks Madri...
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Madrid countdown to Olympics announcement

Spain's capital will hear on 7 September whether or not it has been successful in its third attempt to host the Olympic Games. It is competing against Istanbul and Tokyo for the 2020 Games and hope...
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Madrid hopes for 2020 Olympics

Madrid lined up support for its 2020 Olympic bid with an evening of sporting events on 23 June against a background of continuing protests in Brazil about the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 201...
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Mutua Madrid Open gives up blue clay

The Mutua Madrid Open tennis championships will be played in the capital city from 3-12 May. Both Roger Federer and Serena Williams will be defending last year’s titles. The championships for...
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Madrid tightens security for marathon

Security is to be tightened for the marathon in Madrid on 28 April after the bombing attacks at the Boston marathon on 15 April. There will also be a tribute to the three people killed and 183 injured...
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Madrid bids for Olympics 2016

Madrid was a strong contender for the 2012 Olympics and has refined its plans yet further in its bid for 2016, with what it calls its
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Madrid stadium demolition starts.

A major athletics centre is to be built on the site of the Vallehermosa stadium, now under the wrecker
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Welcoming hand for Madrid’s Olympics bid.

An open hand with each finger painted in the traditional Olympic colours has been chosen as Madrid
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Madrid to host Eurobasket championships.

Madrid is to become the European basketball capital from 7-16 September when the Eurobasket 2007 Championship finals are played at the Telef
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Municipal pools open for summer.

On 3 June Madrids municipal outdoor swimming pools open for 3 months from 11.00 to 21.00 every day. As part of an updated health and safety programme, the water of the pools will be analysed four time...