A recent history of Olympic hosts
Tokyo erupted on Sunday morning in celebration, as they're handed the opportunity to hold the biggest sporting event in the world, the Olympic Games, over Istanbul and Madrid. It's a once-in-a-generation experience that'll live long in the memory of their people. Of course, before them it's the turn of Rio to host, who partied like only they know how after it was announced in 2009 that the Games would head to Brazil for the first time ever in 2016.
As the revelry dies down, concentration will switch to the nations' role as a host. What sort of Games will they put on? How will they organise venues and cover the ever-expanding costs? What do they want to achieve from the opportunity?
Recent Games have shown it can be a chance to inspire change, unite nations and ignite economical growth, while the failings of others have been enough to put nations off bidding to be hosts for good.
Now that Tokyo has been announced as the hosts of the 2020 Olympics, we take a look back at the successes and failures of recent Olympic Games, and the valuable lessons on offer to prospective hosts.