• Rio police seize passports of Irish Olympic delegation staff

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police are blocking Ireland’s top four Olympic executives from leaving Brazil as their ticket scalping investigation expanded with a raid on the team on the final day of the Rio de Janeiro Games.

  • Haydy Morsy of Egypt reacts after falling from the horse as she competes at the equestrian section of the women's modern pentathlon at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016.(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

    Rio Paralympics sees ‘major budget cuts,’ low ticket sales

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Paralympics will go ahead in Rio next month but organizers say deep budget cuts mean one venue will close down, facilities will be dismantled and the workforce will be reduced.

  • Yelena Isinbayeva, Russia's pole vault world record holder, waves as she leaves a news conference at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. Isinbayeva announced her retirement from competition during the conference. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

    Pole vault record holder Isinbayeva retires from competing

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Yelena Isinbayeva walked away from competing but not from her sport on Friday.

  • In this June 11, 2015 file photo, Patrick Hickey, the head of the European Olympic Committee speaks during a news conference on the eve of the opening of the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. Rio de Janeiro authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Hickey accused of scalping tickets for the Summer Games. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)

    IOC member Hickey moved to Rio prison during ticket probe

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — European Olympic head Patrick Hickey of Ireland is spending the closing days of the Rio Games in a prison after his arrest in a ticket-scalping scandal, authorities said Friday.

  • In this June 11, 2015 file photo, Patrick Hickey, the head of the European Olympic Committee speaks during a news conference on the eve of the opening of the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. Rio de Janeiro authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Hickey accused of scalping tickets for the Summer Games. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)

    Ticket inquiry: IOC’s Hickey goes from hospital to police

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — IOC executive Patrick Hickey was discharged Thursday from a hospital and went straight to a Rio de Janeiro police station to be questioned about an Olympics ticket scalping investigation.

  • In this July 28, 2016 file photo, Russia's pole vaulter and Olympic champion Yelena Isinbayeva holds a bouquet of flowers as she attends an opening ceremony of the Russian Stars 2016 track and field competitions in Moscow, Russia. Isinbayeva has been elected as an athletes' representative on the IOC. Isinbayeva was one of four candidates elected to the International Olympic Committee's athletes' commission. She and 66 other Russian track and field athletes were barred from the Rio Games by the IAAF following allegations of state-sponsored doping in Russia. She appealed but failed to overturn the ruling. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

    Isinbayeva secures Olympic role while barred from competing

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Barred from competing in Rio de Janeiro, Yelena Isinbayeva was elected as an athletes’ representative on the International Olympic Committee on Thursday.

  • Documents belonging to Ireland's Patrick Hickey, a member of the International Olympic Committee's executive board, that include his Olympics' credential and passport are displayed alongside Olympic tickets during a police press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. Hickey was taken to a hospital Wednesday after police came to his hotel to arrest him as part of a probe into ticket scalping. Hickey, a member of the International Olympic Committee's executive board, is accused of plotting with at least six others to illegally sell tickets for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, police said. (AP Photo/Renato Domingues)

    Police case against IOC executive seized naked by Rio police

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The IOC hierarchy is used to being treated like royalty in Olympic host cities. Brazilian police afforded Patrick Hickey no such deference early Wednesday, bringing a TV crew to film the IOC executive being arrested in a Rio de Janeiro hotel room while naked.

  • People crowd at the Olympic Park during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Rio organizers acknowledge ‘dropping the ball’ on planning

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Once the self-styled “Olympic family” started grumbling, Rio de Janeiro organizers knew they had to make rapid improvements.