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Ski slopes open in Sierra Nevada
Sport Sat, Nov 28, 2015

Ski slopes open in Sierra Nevada

SKIING season has kicked off already in southern Spain with the slopes of the Sierra Nevada due to open today (Saturday), and money-off deals including free parking to celebrate the start of the winter's activity....

Cyclist Xavier Tondo dies in garage door accident
Sport Mon, May 23, 2011

Cyclist Xavier Tondo dies in garage door accident

32-year-old cyclist, Xavier Tondo, died today after getting trapped and crushed between his car and the automatic garage door of an apartment block in Pradollano, Sierra Nevada, where he was training. The freak accident...

Villa brace seals Euro qualifier for Spain
Sport Sat, Mar 26, 2011

Villa brace seals Euro qualifier for Spain

Two second-half goals from David Villa got Spain out of trouble tonight, allowing them to come back from a goal down to beat the Czech Republic 2-1 in the Euro 2012 qualifier in Granada. Villa's 46th goal for Spain...

Arrested for selling forged Eurocup qualifier tickets
Sport Fri, Mar 18, 2011

Arrested for selling forged Eurocup qualifier tickets

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of selling fake tickets to the Spain-Czech Republic football match next Friday in Granada. National Police caught a 31-year-old man selling tickets in the street for the Eurocup 2012...

Vergé wins 'world's toughest race'
Sport Mon, Aug 4, 2008

Vergé wins 'world's toughest race'

Cataluña's Ricard Vergé won this year's Granada-Pico Veleta Climb yesterday, finishing some twenty minutes ahead of his nearest rival in a superb time of 3.52:26, just 19 seconds outside the current record of...

British paraglider dies in crash
Sport Thu, May 1, 2008

British paraglider dies in crash

A 36 year old British man was killed last night while paragliding in Cenes de la Vega. The man, whose identity has not been confirmed, but who is believed to be a high-ranking military officer, died at around 6am after...

Sport Thu, Mar 29, 2007

British man dies after dive

A 40 year old English man died today while diving off the Marina del Este beach in Almuñécar (Granada). The man was one of a party of four members of Fuengirola diving club and an experienced diver. It seems that he...

Hugely successful final day for Spanish athletes
Sport Mon, Aug 14, 2006

Hugely successful final day for Spanish athletes

Spain rose two places overall to finish fifth at the European Championships in Gothenburg yesterday after winning a gold and three bronze for a final haul of eleven medals -three golds, three silver and five bronze...

Rienda fails to win Olympic medal
Sport Fri, Feb 24, 2006

Rienda fails to win Olympic medal

After a very slow first run, María José Rienda (photo, left) was unable to make up the time lost on the second, and ended up without a medal back in thirteenth place. Spain's other representative, Carolina Ruiz...

Rienda finishes ninth in Czech Republic
Sport Wed, Dec 21, 2005

Rienda finishes ninth in Czech Republic

Maria Jose Rienda finished a disappointing ninth in the Spindleruv Mlyn giant slalom at the weekend in the third event of this year's Women's Alpine Ski World Cup. The Andalusian, who was one of the big...

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