• In this Sept. 7, 2013 file photo, members of the Tokyo 2020 delegation celebrate after Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Olympic Games during the 125th IOC session in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The next three Olympics are headed for relatively calmer ports of call in South Korea, Japan and China following the organizational drama surrounding the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia and the just completed Summer Games in Brazil, but challenges remain, especially when it comes to finances and generating enthusiasm among home audiences. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)

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  • Samba dancers perform during the closing ceremony in the Maracana stadium at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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  • Russia's Vladlena Bobrovnikova, right, and France's Allison Pineau challenge for the ball during the women's final handball match between France and Russia at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

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  • 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)

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  • In this Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015 file photo, comrades carry Ilias Mahmoud al-Taweel, a member of Syrian Civil Defence, or White Helmets, during his funeral in in Douma, the suburbs of Damascus. Taweel died while rescuing victims of the shelling of the city. A Syrian volunteer search-and-rescue group has launched a campaign to win its first responders the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize. The Syrian Civil Defense, also known as the White Helmets, operate in the country's war-ravaged opposition areas, where they are exposed daily to bombs dropped by government and Russian warplanes. The group's global following say their task is "the most dangerous job on the planet." (Feras Domy via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

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  • Yelena Isinbayeva, Russia's pole vault world record holder, waves as she leaves a news conference at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. Isinbayeva announced her retirement from competition during the conference. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

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  • World War II veteran Lev Yatsevich, center, and Sergei Perminov, 65, left, both of whom turned up to oppose a hard-line Soviet coup in August 1991, greet each other during an event mark the 25th anniversary of the first day of the failed coup outside the Russian White House parliament building in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. The defeat of the coup, which came several days later, setting in motion the dissolution of the Soviet Union, is widely regarded as a triumph of democracy in Russia. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

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  • Usain Bolt from Jamaica kisses the track, after crossing the line to win 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, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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  • Russia's Vladimir Nikitin, left, reacts as he won a men's bantamweight 56-kg quarterfinals boxing match against Ireland's Michael John Conlan at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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  • In this July 28, 2016 file photo, Russia's pole vaulter and Olympic champion Yelena Isinbayeva holds a bouquet of flowers as she attends an opening ceremony of the Russian Stars 2016 track and field competitions in Moscow, Russia. Isinbayeva has been elected as an athletes' representative on the IOC. Isinbayeva was one of four candidates elected to the International Olympic Committee's athletes' commission. She and 66 other Russian track and field athletes were barred from the Rio Games by the IAAF following allegations of state-sponsored doping in Russia. She appealed but failed to overturn the ruling. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

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