Forget Madrid for a while: the Spanish Olympic Committee’s obsession is with the Winter Games in Barcelona, Zaragoza and the Pyrenees. And maybe beyond

In an interview with Around the Rings, Alejandro Blanco explained how he is pushing for the 2030 bid amid Spain’s very complex political landscape, with part of the Catalans demanding independence. And he is open to a heterodox Games.

Madrid's new jewel: a sports training center for refugees

(ATR) Alejandro Blanco, president of the Spanish Olympic Committee, tells Around the Rings it's the first of its kind.

Madrid's new jewel: a sports training center for refugees

(ATR) Alejandro Blanco, president of the Spanish Olympic Committee, tells Around the Rings it's the first of its kind.

Mediterranean Games Postponed

(ATR) A complicated political situation in Spain is being blamed for the delay.

Spain Outlines New Anti-Doping Program

(ATR) The program will develop immune system tests to indicate the use of banned substances.

COE Reelects Blanco; Calgary Re-Lights Flame; New Job for LOCOG Comms Chief

(ATR) Spanish Olympic Committee reelects trio of top leaders ... Calgary celebrates 25th anniversary of 1988 Winter Games ... Jackie Brock-Doyle takes CEO job ... More inside this Olympic Newsdesk ...

News from the NOCs - Spain Centennial; Panama Warning; German Slogan for Sochi

(ATR) Spanish Olympic Committee celebrates 100th birthday ... IOC warms Panama over elections ... Germany announces motto for Sochi 2014 ... Austrian Olympic Committee reelects president ... More inside this News from the NOCs ...

Olympic Day attracts thousands to Madrid River Park

Bidding - Rugby Sevens Returns to Tokyo; Madrid Touts Anti-Doping Support

(ATR) HSBC Sevens World Series comes back to Tokyo after 11-year absence ... Spanish government, NOC announce commitment to fight against doping ... Jaca dissolves 2022 bid committee ...

Barcelona 92 Medallists Gather 20 Years Later

Monday Memo -- Madrid 2020; Aquatics World Champs; Volleyball Test Event

(ATR) Spanish NOC discusses bid ... Swim races begin in Shanghai ... Military World Games continue in Rio ... 2012 test event for volleyball ... Tuesday Talk with Alexander Zhukov ... All ahead this week from ATR ...

On the Scene: Madrid 2016 in Abuja

(ATR) Madrid 2016 promised to build on Spain's record of aid to Africa in a presentation at the general assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa.

European Olympic Committees declare support for Madrid 2016 bid

Madrid's new jewel: a sports training center for refugees

(ATR) Alejandro Blanco, president of the Spanish Olympic Committee, tells Around the Rings it's the first of its kind.