• In this Aug. 18, 2016 file photo, Usain Bolt from Jamaica celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's 200-meter final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

    Without Bolt, track and field starts life after Olympics

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — As Usain Bolt parties in London, around 30 Olympic medalists including nine champions have headed to Switzerland for the first major track and field meeting since the Rio de Janeiro Games.

  • Members of the GB squad form a group as they arrive at London's Heathrow Airport, Tuesday Aug. 23, 2016, on their return from the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Team GB arrive back in the United Kingdom after finishing second in the Rio 2016 Olympic medal table, surpassing their London 2012 medal haul with a total of 67 medals. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)

    Record-breaking British Olympic team welcomed home

    LONDON (AP) — Arriving in a plane with a gold-painted nose cone and “victoRIOus” emblazoned on the livery, Britain’s Olympic team returned home Tuesday to jubilant scenes after the country’s record-breaking medal haul in Brazil.

  • FILE -- In this Feb. 16, 2016 file photo, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, right, and Iranian Defense Minister Gen. Hossein Dehghan shake hands during their meeting in Moscow, Russia. Dehghan was quoted by Iranian State TV website Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, as saying an announcement by Russia on using an Iranian airbase to attack Syrian militants was “a kind of show off and ungentlemanly.” The remarks suggest that the operation was not supposed to get public by either side. (Vadim Savitsky/ Russian Defense Ministry Press Service pool photo via AP, File)

    The Latest: London police arrest 2 suspected IS aspirants

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Syrian war (all times local):

  • Brazil's Wallace de Souza celebrates during a men's gold medal volleyball match against Italy at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Brazil grabs men’s volleyball gold, with Neymar watching

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With Neymar in a courtside seat cheering his countrymen, Wallace pumped his arms and let out screams from deep in his lungs as Brazil fed off the energy in raucous Maracanazinho arena.

  • In this photo taken on Thursday, July 28, 2016, two Syrian refugees, left, concentrate during an English lesson with a volunteer teacher in London. As the U.K. struggles to implement its commitment to resettle more than 20,000 Syrians, the government is counting on charities and community groups to help the newcomers adjust to life in Britain. The Home Office has for the first time set up a program to allow local organizations to sponsor refugees and the agency’s website directs volunteers to migrant charities that need their help.  (AP Photo/Adela Suliman)

    Syrian refugees support each other in Britain

    LONDON (AP) — A summer rainstorm pounded down on the eaves of Christ the Saviour church hall in London as Fardous Bahbouh poured tea and set up the makeshift classroom where she teaches some 25 Syrian refugees how to ask for directions in English, shop for groceries and navigate British norms in making new friends.

  • Gwen Jorgensen, of the United States, waves after receiving the gold medal for winning the women's triathlon event on Copacabana beach at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Gwen Jorgensen gives US first Olympic gold in triathlon

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — As she wobbled along on a flat tire four years ago in London, Gwen Jorgensen promised to turn that heartbreak at Hyde Park into a conquering of Copacabana Beach at the Rio Games.

  • Aleksander Lesun of Russia is about to cross the finish line to win the gold medal at the end of the men's modern pentathlon at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

    Lesun gets over his disappointment with gold

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Aleksander Lesun had four years to get over his disappointment in London, four years to prepare for his next opportunity.

  • Cuba's Robeisy Ramirez, left, and United States' Shakur Stevenson exchange punches during a men's bantamweight 56-kg final boxing match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Robeisy Ramirez edges Stevenson for bantamweight boxing gold

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Robeisy Ramirez of Cuba won his second Olympic boxing gold medal Saturday, claiming a split decision over U.S. bantamweight Shakur Stevenson in a tremendously competitive bout.

  • 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.

  • This is an image taken from video taken on April 5, 2004 of Thae Yong Ho,  North Korean diplomat speaking  during an interview in Pyongyang. North Korea diplomat Thae Yong Ho who was based in London has defected, according to South Korean officials. Seoul's Unification Ministry announced on Wednesday Aug. 17, 2016  that Thae Yong Ho, minister at the North Korean Embassy in the UK capital, recently defected to South Korea with his family. (AP Photo)

    S. Korea: Senior N. Korean diplomat based in London defects

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A senior North Korean diplomat based in London has defected to South Korea, becoming one of the highest Northern officials to do so, South Korea said Wednesday.