• Spectators take selfies before the final of the women's Olympic football tournament between Germany and Sweden at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday Aug. 19, 2016.(AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

    After Rio risk, Olympic officials can learn lessons

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Taking the Olympics to Rio de Janeiro was always considered a bit of a risk. Now that South America’s first games are drawing to a close, the question is: Did the gamble pay off?

  • In this Aug. 23, 2008 file photo, United States' Sanya Richards, left, celebrates winning the women's 4x400-meter final at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. At center is Russia's Anastasia Kapachinskaya, who took the silver, but in 2016 was retroactively disqualified after she and two other Russians tested positive in rechecks of their doping samples. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer, File)

    Russia stripped of 2008 women’s relay medal in doping case

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Russia was stripped of another track-and-field medal from the 2008 Beijing Olympics on Friday after three athletes were retroactively caught in drug tests, the latest blow to a country reeling from scandals over widespread doping.