• Coaches for Mongolia's Mandakhnaran Ganzorig strip in protest after a loss to Uzbekistan's Ikhtiyor Navruzov during the men's 65-kg freestyle bronze medal wrestling match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Mongolia’s Olympic wrestling protest gets public backing

    ULAAN BATAAR, Mongolia (AP) — A skin-baring protest by a pair of Mongolian wrestling coaches at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics might have struck some observers as slightly bizarre. Back home in their landlocked Asian nation, however, it’s been praised as the appropriate response to bad refereeing.

  • In this Aug. 14, 2016 photo, Mahdi Azizi hugs his mother goodbye before boarding a bus to return to a centre for unaccompanied minors, in Vasteras, Sweden. Love, not war, made the Azizi family flee Iran during last summer’s chaotic mass migration to Europe. Luck reunited them a year after a dark night in a Turkish forest separated 14-year-old Mahdi Azizi from his parents and sisters. (AP Photo/David Keyton)

    Separated during migrant chaos, family reunites in Sweden

    VASTERFARNEBO, Sweden (AP) — Love, not war, sent an Afghan family fleeing from Iran during last summer’s chaotic mass migration to Europe. Luck reunited them a year later, after a dark night in a Turkish forest separated 14-year-old Mahdi Azizi from his parents and sisters.

  • United States' Claressa Maria Shields displays her gold medals - from London and from Rio - for the women's middleweight 75-kg boxing at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    Shields becomes 1st American boxer with 2 gold medals

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Claressa Shields had Olympic gold around her neck and a secret keepsake in her warmup jacket pocket. She reached in her pocket, pulled out her first gold from London and slipped the medal over her head.

  • Gold medal not the only prize for most Olympic champions

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Singapore swimmer Joseph Schooling left Rio de Janeiro known as the man who defeated Michael Phelps. And as a millionaire.

  • Moldova's Serghei Tarnovschi celebrates his bronze after the men's canoe single 1000m final during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Kyrgyz weightlifter stripped of bronze medal in doping case

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A male weightlifter from Kyrgyzstan became the first athlete at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics to be stripped of a medal after a positive drug test. A Moldovan canoeist also risks losing his bronze medal after being suspended for alleged doping.

  • In this Sunday, July 17, 2016, photo, an Afghan mental health doctor, center, talks with patients in the Mental Health and Drug Addicts' Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan. After almost 40 years of conflict and crisis, experts say the vast majority of the Afghan population suffers from some form of post-traumatic stress disorder, yet arcane societal attitudes on mental health are holding back many from seeking help. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    After years of war, Afghans wary to talk of mental health

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Soheila Hashemi has hardly slept since a suicide bomber targeted a rally in the Afghan capital last month, killing more than 80 people and wounding scores in the deadliest attack in Kabul since the war with the Taliban began 15 years ago.

  • Japan's Kaori Icho celebrates winning gold against Russia's Valeria Koblova in the women's wrestling freestyle 58-kg competition at the the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

    Icho captures 4th Olympic gold medal in wrestling

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With just seconds to spare, Kaori Icho reminded everyone why she’s the best women’s wrestler in history.

  • Kazakhstan's Daniyar Yeleussinov displays his gold medal for the men's welterweight 69-kg final boxing at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Yeleussinov wins 4th straight Kazakh welterweight gold medal

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Daniyar Yeleussinov leaves with a more permanent — and gnarly — reminder of his Olympic experience than a gold medal.