• In this Aug. 13, 2016 file photo, Monica Puig, of Puerto Rico, tosses her racquet and celebrates after winning the gold medal against Angelique Kerber, of Germany, during the final round at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

    For 10 teams, Rio provided a first feel of Olympic gold

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — For some nations, winning Olympic gold is quite the regular occurrence. At the Rio de Janeiro Games, plenty of first-timers got to hear their anthems played in celebration as well.

  • Germany coach Silvia Neid smiles 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/Felipe Dana)

    Solo, Marta and bugs: Olympic women’s soccer had it all

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — It started with “Zika!” taunts from the Brazilians and wound through the Amazon before a surprising exit for the United States.

  • China head coach Jenny Lang Ping speaks with members of the team during a women's gold medal volleyball match against Serbia at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    China captures women’s volleyball gold, coach makes history

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Head held high as she took the court moments after her Chinese team entered the arena, Jenny Lang Ping waved and smiled in several directions then paced around the floor observing China’s championship opponent from Serbia.

  • United States' Allyson Felix celebrates with her teammates after winning the gold medal in the women's 4x400-meter relay final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Felix, Merritt help bring US medal total to 31 in track

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Allyson Felix and LaShawn Merritt are savvy track stars who’ve been around long enough to know that not everything always goes to plan.

  • Brazil's Neymar cries as he kneels down to celebrate with teammate goalkeeper Weverton after scoring the decisive penalty kick during the final match of the men's Olympic football tournament between Brazil and Germany at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday Aug. 20, 2016. Brazil won the gold medal on  a penalty shootout. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

    Neymar finds redemption in Olympic gold

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Just two weeks ago Neymar’s commitment to the Olympic team was questioned by Brazil’s fans.

  • South Africa's Caster Semenya waves wearing her gold medal for the women's 800-meter final during an athletics podium ceremony at the Summer Olympics inside Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Chased by controversy: A timeline of Caster Semenya’s career

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Caster Semenya is the Olympic champion nearly seven years to the day after she arrived in track and field and sparked a controversy so complex and so sensitive, the sport is still struggling to deal with it.

  • 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.

  • In this Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016 frame from surveillance video released by Brazil Police, swimmers from the United States Olympic team appear with Ryan Lochte, right, at a gas station during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A top Brazil police official said the swimmers damaged property at the gas station. (Brazil Police via AP)

    Ryan Lochte says ‘immature behavior’ got him into a mess

    NEW YORK (AP) — American swimmer Ryan Lochte said he over-exaggerated what happened at a Rio de Janeiro gas station and acknowledged it was his “immature behavior” that got him and three teammates into a mess that consumed the final days of the Olympics.

  • 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?

  • South Africa's Caster Semenya celebrates winning the gold medal in the women's 800-meter final as fourth placed Canada's Melissa Bishop covers her face during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

    As predicted, Caster Semenya wins 800 Olympic title

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — It was predicted. That didn’t make it any less impressive, or any less contentious.