Members of Madrid bid team put loss down to politics
Alejandro Blanco broke down in tears after announcement
“It doesn’t seem right that four nations agree to a position without knowing where the other 23 stand"
Government could react if NATO member Turkey asks for help
The journalist who inspired generations of reporters dies at age 87
The IOC’s voting system means that lessons can’t be learned from Madrid’s failed Olympic bid
Medication agency denies freeze but says 350,000 doses were "used incorrectly"
Potentially uncomfortable encounters in the stairwell present "the lesser of two evils," says court
Shock among Spanish delegation as city's bid loses out in the first round of voting Doping and the dire state of the economy thought to have been the weak points