A similar statement was issued by the local Organising Committee who claimed they had acknowledged the tragedy on three specific occasions.

“On Friday, we had one minute silence before the first victory ceremony,” they said on Facebook.

“On Saturday, before the competition started, we had one minute in silence in every venue.

“As with the Closing Ceremony the Championships has come to an end, at the beginning we had one minute of silence because of the victims of the terrorist attack in Barcelona.”

The International Olympic Committee were among other sporting bodies to respond to events in Barcelona.

“#BarcelonaAttack is also an attack on the Olympic Values in the host city of the Olympic Games 1992,” said the body’s President Thomas Bach in a statement released on Twitter.

“We utterly condemn #BarcelonaAttack.

“Our thoughts are with the victims and their families and friends.”