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.
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.
More top news
Nothing could distract Japanese flutist Yukie Ota from her performance - not even a butterfly which decided to land on her face.
Alexander Hennessy captured the moment an armed robber pointed a gun at him as he cycled through Buenos Aires on his helmet-mounted GoPro.
Brave Dylan Knox, 18, hopes to follow in the footsteps of inspirational Stephen Sutton and raise as much as he can for charity.