The British Olympic Association made a clear effort to praise all three bidding cities for their efforts at winning the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020, while congratulating victors Tokyo.
– BOA spokesman Darryl Seibel
We congratulate our friends in Tokyo and are confident that they will do a excellent job hosting the Olympic and Paralympic games in 2020.
We also congratulate our colleagues and friends in Madrid and Istanbul on the quality of their bids.
It is a reflection of the importance of hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games to have three world class cities compete for this honour.