• Rowing World Champion Katerina Nikolaidou of Greece lights the cauldron during the handover ceremony for the Olympic Flame at Panathinean stadium in Athens, Wednesday, April 27, 2016. The flame arrives in Brazil on May 3, and will be relayed across the vast country by about 12,000 torchbearers before the Aug. 5 opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

    Rio gets Olympic flame 100 days before games

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Olympic flame was handed to organizers of the Rio de Janeiro Games in Athens on Wednesday, 100 days before the opening ceremony in Brazil.

  • Syrian refugee Ibrahim Al-Hussein, 27, center, freestyle swimmer, basketball player and former judo wrestler receives the Olympic flame from the head of Greece's Olympic Committee, Spyros Capralos, at the Elaionas camp that is home to about 1,500 refugees and other migrants, in Athens on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. The flame arrives in Brazil on May 3, and will be relayed across the vast country by about 12,000 torchbearers before the Aug. 5 opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

    Olympic honor for refugees: Rio flame stops at UN camp

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — If they had a home, refugees would belong to the world’s 24th most populous nation, just behind Italy. On Tuesday, there were honored as members of the Olympic family.