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.
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