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Istanbul left an "excellent impression" on inspectors after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) studied the Turkish city's bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games. 

International Olympic Committee (IOC) chief Craig Reedie gives a press conference in Istanbul on March 27, 2013. Istanbul left an "excellent impression" on inspectors after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) studied the Turkish city's bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games.

Just as was the case following inspections of the city's bid rivals Tokyo and Madrid, the IOC's evaluation committee president Sir Craig Reedie spoke of the candidature in glowing terms, as the exercise's diplomacy requires.

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