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EXCLUSIVE: Meet the expat in Spain who took on Tyson and Holyfield in their prime

By Andrew McInnes MOST expat residents in Spain are entirely unaware that they have a legend of professional heavyweight boxing living in their midst. A man...

England football fans pepper-sprayed by police in Spain’s Magaluf during Euro semi-final celebrations

ENGLISH football fans in Magaluf, celebrating the 2-1 semi-final victory over Denmark, were pepper-sprayed by local police in efforts to control the festivities, on...

REVEALED: How police prevented violent battle between Polish and Spanish football hooligans during Euro 2020

Details have emerged of the exhaustive ‘anti-ultra’ operation carried out by the Policia Nacional against football hooligans. The force prevented three separate groups of dangerous...

Eight of the Best Sporting Events of 2021

2021 is a year packed with big sporting events. Fans of all types of sports have something to look forward to, from international football...

Beach handball tournament with over 100 teams gets under way on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA COSTA beaches are enjoying three days of sport, with a huge handball tournament being held. Qualifying matches started yesterday, June 25, with dozens more...

Football fans in Spain will be able to return to stadiums to watch La Liga soccer next season

FOOTBALL fans in Spain will be able to return to stadiums 'en-masse' when the new La Liga season starts this August. Health Minister, Carolina Darias,...

Spain’s Valencia presents bid to host Gay Games 2026

VALENCIA city this week presented its candidacy to host the Gay Games in 2026. The official announcement was made yesterday (Monday June 21) at the...

“Yellow Submarine”: How Villarreal football club rose from humble beginnings to European triumph

Shannon Chaffers digs into the history of the football club from Castellon that swept to glory in blur of yellow last month to make European history.

PEOPLE POWER: Angry fans of Spain’s Valencia football club set up pressure group to oust management

The next date circled in red on Libertad VCF’s diary is next Monday (June 28), when a judge will hear their arguments to impugn the latest agreements taken by the board.

THRILL SEEKERS: Check out the highest indoor climbing wall in Spain’s Andalucia inaugurated in Malaga

THRILL seekers can now enjoy the challenge of a 17-metre-high climbing wall in Malaga—the tallest indoor climbing wall in Andalucia. The Municipal Sports Pavilion in...

Spain to offer COVID jabs to football team ahead of Euros

SPAIN’s football players have received their COVID-19 vaccines ahead of the Euros 2020.  The team are now all vaccinated ahead of their opening match against...

AGENT ORANGE: Oliviera claims stunning victory in drama-filled Barcelona MotoGP

NEW factory KTM rider Miguel Oliveira claimed his third victory in the premier class in a drama-filled Catalan grand prix on Sunday. ...

Spain and Portugal’s official bid for 2030 World Cup announced by Pedro Sanchez in Madrid

PEDRO Sanchez has endorsed a bid for the World Cup to be hosted in Spain and Portugal in 2030. The Spanish prime minister said that...

Spanish Paralympic champion swimmer wins top award in Spain

A PARALYMPIC swimmer has scored Spain’s top award for sport.  Champion swimmer Teresa Perales is set to be honoured for her achievements with the Princess...

Why was Sergio Ramos left out of Spain’s Euro 2020 squad?

FOOTBALL fans were left stunned after the veteran defender Sergio Ramos was left out Luis Enrique's Euro 2020 Spain squad. Many were surprised by the...

How padel tennis arrived in Spain thanks to Marbella’s ‘father figure’ Alfonso De Hohenlohe

A NEW tin of balls and a satisfying thwack. The squeak of the trainer's sole pivoting and a sweaty outstretched arm, pleading and praying...

GIANT KILLERS! But just who are the Yellow Submarine, the team that conquered mighty Manchester Utd?

VILLAREAL's victory over the mighty Manchester United really is a David vs Goliath story. The Yellow Submarine, as Villareal are known, won the match...

THEY DID IT! Spain’s Villareal beat Manchester United in Europa League final to win first ever major title

Needless to say, celebrations in Castellon look set to continue throughout the rest of the week.

Part-time football club on the Costa Blanca becomes the first to be listed on Spain’s stock exchange

AN Alicante area football club will be the first in Spain to be listed on the national stock exchange. The news came after Sant Joan-based...

Michael Schumacher’s family buy land in Spain’s Mallorca to raise horses

The plot is only a stone's throw away from the mansion the Formula One legend's wife purchased in 2017

‘FOUL PLAY’ as sexist comments are heard via an open microphone before TV coverage of women’s football match in...

SPAIN'S public broadcaster, RTVE, is trying to find out whether one of its employees made sexist remarks before a telecast of a women's football...

FROM PITCH TO PLATE: Spain’s Villareal football club opens own restaurant in Ceramica stadium

THESE are great times to be a fan of Villareal football club. Not only has Castellon’s ‘Yellow Submarine’ fought its way through to its first...

Adrenaline junkies can now enjoy the longest zipline in Spain’s Andalucia

ANDALUCIA’S longest zipline has finally opened its doors to thrillseekers. The inauguration of the zipline, located at Sunview Park, north of Alhaurin de la Torre,...

THAT’S MORE LIKE IT: Crowds allowed back into football and basketball stadiums in Spain’s Valencia and Balearic Islands from...

All eyes are now on the upcoming UEFA European Championship, when hopefully up to 16,000 fans will be able to watch the Spanish national squad face Sweden in Sevilla on June 14.

Police dismantle nationwide sports doping gang with centres across Spain’s Andalucia

A DOPING gang that has allegedly been operating at the centre of Spain's cycling world has been busted by police with raids across Andalucia....

“He’s a bit good”: How a 17-year-old from Murcia is taking the motorcycle racing world by storm

SPAIN has often been called the mecca for motorcycle racing, with world champions being cultivated from the moment they can sit on a bike....

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