SPORTS

Spain’s position on Kosovo could hurt its chances to host major sports events

International Olympic Committee says it will encourage international federations not to host competitions in Spain unless Kosovar athletes are allowed there under their own flag

SPORT

The secret to Spanish golfer Jon Rahm’s success: a Basque bomb technician

Explosive specialist Joseba del Carmen is training the golfing star how to stay calm under pressure

SPORTS

Quadriplegic ex-rugby player fights “indecent” insurance payment in Spain

Alberto Aláiz is pushing to increase the meager compensation offered to injured athletes

sports

Alberto Contador: “There is no better way to say goodbye than on my home race”

Cyclist’s 14-year career, marked by controversy, will end after Vuelta a España race later this month

SPANISH SPORTS

Why female athletes in Spain are banned from getting pregnant

Contracts for sportswomen often contain a clause restricting motherhood, but no one will speak out

WOMEN IN SPORT

Spain’s female athletes dominate 2016

Nine of country's 17 medals at the Rio Olympics were won by women in a great year for Spanish sport

RIO OLYMPICS

A late finish in Rio earns Team Spain a place in the history books

Despite limited resources, Spanish Olympians showed their mettle, taking seven gold medals

RIO OLYMPICS

In Rio, Team Spain resurges thanks to a super-Thursday

Medal tally now stand at 10, with good prospects to increase count in final days of Olympics

DOPING IN SPORT

Spanish athlete Marta Domínguez stripped of world gold for doping

Court of Arbitration for Sport also hands three-year ban to track star-turned-PP politician

“Sorry, have you seen a peloton go by?”

Tunisian cyclist borrows phone to track down riders after getting lost in Castilla y León race

SPORT

The injection that cures it all?

Rafael Nadal has been using stem cell therapy to treat his knee and back injuries The promising but still experimental treatment has unclear long-term effects

INTERVIEW: ALBERTO CONTADOR

“I had prepared for this Tour de France like no other before”

Spanish favorite to win French cycling race explains the heavy fall that forced him to withdraw

Alberto Contador retires from Tour de France after heavy fall

Spanish double-Tour champion abandons race just five days after Chris Froome forced out

DRUGS IN SPORTS

The antidoping commandant

The Civil Guard who uncovered Puerto blood doping ring is the new head of Spain’s national agency

HEALTH

Don’t take a pill, take a hike

The number of doctors prescribing their patients exercise is on the rise The result is similar to using anti-anxiety drugs, but with more positive side-effects

track & field promise

Learning to skip through life

Spanish world junior triple jump champion Ana Peleteiro has her sights set on joining the Olympian elite But at 18 there are still so many variables

Match-fixing extends its reach

Segunda B and Women’s Primera matches identified by betting analysts

DOPING

Domínguez: a poisoned chalice

Spanish authorities are passing around athlete's doping case like a hot potato

CYCLING

Where is Chris Horner?

Vuelta winner leads anti-doping authorities a merry dance around the capital

DOPING IN SPORT

Domínguez in the eye of the storm

IAAF is seeking doping sanction for Spain’s most decorated athlete but suspects national federation is dragging its heels

LFP launches match-fixing probe

Investigation into Racing - Hércules match first of its kind in Spain

“EPO resulted in an ethnic cleansing of honesty in sport”

Sandro Donati’s integrity led to the first case of an athlete losing a medal

DOPING IN SPANISH SPORT

Domínguez faces new doping probe

IAAF says athlete’s biological passport proves blood manipulation in 2009

Doping trial outcome ends on a low

Spanish organization may appeal lenient rulings in Operation Puerto case

ATHLETICS

Honesty of the long-distance runner

Vitoria-based athlete Iván Fernández Anaya refused to take advantage when his rival stopped short of the finishing line in a cross-country race

DOPING SCANDAL

Was Domínguez a Puerto patient?

New documents suggest runner and PP senator has links with doping doctor Eufemiano Fuentes

OPERATION PUERTO

WADA monitoring Real Sociedad claims in Puerto doping fallout

Figures in secret books provided by former club president match up with handwritten notes of key suspect Eufemiano Fuentes