Madrid fails in bid to host 2020 Olympics

Madrid fails in bid to host 2020 Olympics

Madrid were eliminated in dramatic fashion from the race to host the 2020 Olympic Games after the first round of voting by International Olympic Committee (IOC) members in Buenos Aires on Saturday.

Spain pleads for Madrid 2020 Games

Spain pleads for Madrid 2020 Games

Recession-pounded Spain pleaded for Olympic chiefs to award Madrid the 2020 Games on Saturday as the Spanish capital set the stage for a massive party in case of victory.

France awards Spanish chef honorary doctorate

France awards Spanish chef honorary doctorate

Spaniard Martin Berasategui is one of four renowned European chefs who will receive honorary doctorates for the first time in France, organisers said Friday.

Real Madrid slash net debt as profits soar

Real Madrid slash net debt as profits soar

Days after splashing over €90 million ($118.5 million) for the services of Gareth Bale, Real Madrid have announced a rise in profits and a 27.4 percent reduction in their net debt in their accounts for the 2012/13 season.