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VOX POP: Should Madrid host the 2020 Olympics?

The Local Spain takes to the streets of Madrid to ask its citizens if they want their city to have the Olympics in 2020.

VOX POP: Should Madrid host the 2020 Olympics?
"The only way to get out of the crisis is to do something like this” Luis and Dani, taxi-drivers from Madrid. Photo: Alex Dunham

Would the Madrid Olympics just be a huge waste of the money?

Or would the Games help to revive the capital and the country's economy as a whole?

We ask Madrileños whether or not they want to be Olympic and why.

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WATCH: Spain’s Olympic Bronze figure skater is the superhero we all need

Spanish figure skater Javier Fernandez delighted fans with a super hero routine at the Pyeongchang closing ceremony.

WATCH: Spain’s Olympic Bronze figure skater is the superhero we all need
Javier Fernandez performs in the PyeongChang closing gala. Photos: AFP

The 26-year-old became a national hero when he scooped Bronze in the Men’s Single competition last week, becoming only the fourth ever Winter Olympic medallist for Spain.

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On Sunday, he performed in the Olympic winners closing exhibition entertaining fans with an aerobics-inspired routine accompanied by pop hits from the Eighties.

The hilarious routine began with the skater posing as an exercise instructor in sweat pants and a hoodie to a soundtrack of him speaking in English as he limbered up with stretches to Olivia Newton-John’s “Physical”.

He then whipped of his sweats to reveal a superhero outfit in the crimson and gold colours of Spain complete with shiny satin cape which billowed behind him as he flew around the rink to a soundtrack of  “Maniac” by Michael Sembello, “Holding Out For A Hero” by Bonnie Tyler, and “I Want To Know What Love Is” by Foreigner.

The athlete has hinted that this is likely to be his last Olympics.

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