Madrid Urban Sports 2022 inaugurates the Olympic race of urban sports

The second edition of this multi-sport event is held in Madrid Río-Matadero from June 10 to 12


The second edition of Madrid Urban Sports (MUS), the international multi-sport and urban culture event that will be held from June 10 to 12 in the Madrid Río-Matadero park, will inaugurate the urban sports Olympic race, according to the organizers in his official presentation.

The event, held in Madrid’s Plaza de Colón, was attended by the Madrid City Council’s Delegate Councilor for Sports, Sofía Miranda;

along with the Spanish ‘skater’ who participated in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Danny León; the ‘break dance’ athlete Anna ‘Furia’ Ortega and Teresa Fernández, champion of Spain in the 2021 MUS.

The 2022 MUS will have an outstanding participation, as the entire Tokyo Olympic podium in women’s BMX has confirmed its attendance, Charlotte Worthington, Hannah Roberts and Nikita Ducaroz. Two of the medalists in the men’s category will also be in Madrid, the Venezuelan Daniel Dhers, silver, and the British Declan Brooks, silver and bronze in Tokyo 2020.

“Young people are becoming more and more interested in the new urban sports, which is why we have opted to make this great event an essential event on our city’s annual calendar. Having the great Olympic figures from the different disciplines in Madrid is one of the the best examples to encourage young people from the capital to pursue their dreams and get started in this type of sports”, highlighted Sofía Miranda.

For his part, Danny León celebrated Madrid hosting an event like MUS 2022. “I especially like it because you can see the high level, but also the Spanish academy in skateboarding and other sports. I am recovering from an injury and without a doubt I will come back stronger than ever with my future goal in Paris 2024 and the MUS is an inspiration for that”, said León.

Madrid will witness the official Olympic qualifiers in the BMX and Breaking modalities for Paris 2024, where ‘Breaking’ will debut on the Games program. “Breaking is going to start being Olympic in 2024 and I’ve been dancing for 20 years now and with the MUS and the help of the sports dance federation our sport is growing. Being a qualifying event for the Olympics my clear goal is to win”, said Graciel ‘Gracy’ Stenio, representative of Spanish breaking.

Teresa Fernández commented that at the 2021 MUS she felt “very sheltered”. “I hope to repeat it this year even though we have the 3 Olympic medalists from Tokyo 2020 in the competition, which especially motivates me to give my best,” she said.


Five sports modalities and four of them with a female category will be the attraction of the event. The MUS will offer sports and culture divided into five activity centers: the Madrid Río skatepark, the scene of the Bowl competition; the black esplanade where Central Park and Street Plaza will be located; the Urban Stage, where the breaking competition will be held; Matadero, which will host activities such as Basketball 3×3; and the banks of the Manzanares, which will become a ‘live show’ of urban art.

Music will also be the protagonist during this second edition with Youngblood’s ‘battles of roosters’ and the concerts of urban music leaders in Madrid.

The MUS will not only be a competition of the highest level, one of the objectives that will be reinforced in its second edition will be to bring urban sports closer to young primary and secondary school students in Madrid.

In addition, this year the MUS wants to support the local skateboarding scene in Madrid, one of the largest in the country. For this, the MUS Open qualifier has been created, a test scheduled for next May 28 at the Tetuán skateplaza to offer the best skaters in Madrid the option to compete against international athletes in the Madrid Urban Sports.

The MUS 2022 has the support of the Madrid City Council and the Business Forum, and is included in the official calendar Madrid World Capital of Sport 2022.