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Sports tourism flourishes in Madrid

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Madrid is passionate about sports. Whether you want to enjoy a major sporting event or practice a particular sport, you will be spoiled for choices.

MUTUA MADRILENA MADRID OPEN

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Madrid is passionate about sports. Whether you want to enjoy a major sporting event or practice a particular sport, you will be spoiled for choices.

MUTUA MADRILENA MADRID OPEN
Madrid hosts the only combined tournament in Europe within the new international calendar. A top-category event staged at the Dominique Perrault’s spectacular Magic Box, one of the most singular and significant buildings in worldwide sport architecture.

2014 FIBA BASKETBALL WORLD CUP
In 2014, Madrid’s Sports Palace will hold the 2014 Basketball World Cup. Don’t miss this unique chance to watch some of the world’s best players in action and to discover the Spanish capital, a welcoming city hoping to host the 2020 Olympic Games.

MADRID MARATHON
Every April, Madrid hosts its popular fun run. This year it will form part of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, the biggest running circuit in the world. There will be live music performances on over 20 stages, a finish line concert and a parallel 10 km race. Don’t miss out!

TOUR OF THE SANTIAGO BERNABEU
Welcome to the renowned stadium of Real Madrid, voted the most successful club of the 20th Century by FIFA. Feel like a star for a day as you step into the changing rooms or touch the field where the team has won so many memorable matches.

LA ZARZUELA RACECOURSE
Spend a day watching the races at Madrid’s beautiful racecourse. Offering an array of eateries and entertainment options -in particular for the young ones, it kicks off the 2013 season on February 24. Free transport is available every day from the Paseo de Moret!

SAN SILVESTRE VALLECANA
Madrilenians celebrate the end of each year with a 10 km race in which over 33,000 runners take part. A perfect combination of enjoyment and competition in a run that takes athletes to Madrid’s top tourist attractions and finishes in the district of Vallecas.

ATLETICO DE MADRID MUSEUM
The Madrid team has opened the doors of its official museum inside the Vicente Calderon Stadium to share its 103-year history. Trophies, shirts, photos and boots are some of the mementos on show in the five main areas of the red-and-white museum.

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Editor in chief is Linda Hohnholz.