• 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.

  • Russian loses women’s relay gold from ’08 in doping case

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Russia was stripped of a relay gold medal from the 2008 Beijing Olympics on Tuesday after one of its female runners tested positive for steroids in a reanalysis of her doping samples.

  • Spectators stand behind the Olympic rings after men's marathon event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    Underdogs? Not us, says Budapest 2024 bid leader

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Don’t tell leaders of Budapest’s bid that they are underdogs in the race for the 2024 Olympics. In fact, they say, the three other cities “should be afraid of us.”

  • In this Aug. 7, 2016 file photo, rowers are seen through a screen decorated with the Olympic rings as they practice at the rowing venue in Lagoa at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The night of Sunday, Aug. 21 will mark the launch of the Olympic Channel, designed to keep Olympic sports relevant between each games and bring young audiences into sports. The digital channel will go live right after the closing ceremony of the Rio Games, providing a mix of original programming, live sports events, news and highlights. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

    Ready for launch: Olympic Channel set for takeoff after Rio

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — On Sunday night, right after the flame has been extinguished in Rio de Janeiro, another Olympic project will burst out of the starting blocks.