• International Olympic Committee, IOC, President Thomas Bach, left, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, 2nd left, Carlos Arthur Nuzman, 2nd right, Brazil's Olympic Committee President, and Prince Albert II of Monaco, pose with the Olympic flame at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, April 29, 2016. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)

    Rio Olympic flame visits UN office in Geneva

    GENEVA (AP) — The Olympic flame for the Rio de Janeiro Games came to the United Nations in Geneva on Friday, where officials said a team of refugee athletes will bring a message of hope for refugees around the world.

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  • Syrian Ibrahim Al-Hussein practices during his training session at the Olympic Indoor swimming pool in Athens, Monday, April 25, 2016. As a swimming-mad teenager in Syria, Ibrahim Al-Hussein was glued to his TV set for the 2004 Athens Olympics. Twelve years later in Athens, disabled but still doggedly swimming, he will represent the tens of thousands of displaced people in Greece by carrying the Olympic flame in the Rio torch relay’s Greek leg.  (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

    Still swimming in exile, Syrian refugee to carry Rio flame

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — As a swimming-mad teenager in Syria, Ibrahim Al-Hussein was glued to his TV set for the 2004 Athens Olympics.

  • Syrian refugee named torchbearer in Greek leg of Rio relay

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Syrian refugee who had part of a leg amputated after a bombing will be one of the torchbearers for the Greek leg of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic flame relay.