• Olympic flag arrives in Tokyo, host of next Summer Games

    TOKYO (AP) — The Olympic flag has arrived in Tokyo, host of the next Summer Games.

  • Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields takes photos with fans at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Mich., Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, as Shields returns home from the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. (Ryan Garza/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP)

    Flint welcomes Olympic boxing gold medalist Shields home

    FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Boxer Claressa Shields has been welcomed home by family, friends and hundreds of fans in Flint after winning her second Olympic gold medal.

  • Wife sentenced for killing 1984 Olympic bronze medalist

    VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — The wife of a 1984 Olympic medalist was sentenced to a potential life sentence on Tuesday for shooting him in what she claimed was self-defense following years of abuse.

  • Ireland's Olympic secretary general Dermot Henihan arrives at police headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. Rio police are interrogating three of Ireland's top Olympic executives as a ticket scalping investigation widens even after the Summer Games ended. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

    Brazilian police interrogate top Irish Olympic executives

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The man named to head Ireland’s Olympic committee after its president was arrested in a ticket-scalping case during the Rio Games is also suspected of participating in the scheme but left Brazil before he could be questioned, police said Tuesday.

  • Athletes pose for picture with performers during the closing ceremony in the Maracana stadium at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

    Rio Olympics kept NBC on top with viewers again last week

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Olympics in their final week were still golden for NBC. Once again, NBC’s nightly prime-time averages took the week’s top seven Nielsen slots. And NBC again left rival networks far behind in overall viewership.

  • Students flock to Texas gym run by family of Simone Biles

    SPRING, Texas (AP) — If she is ever to win Olympic medals in gymnastics like Simone Biles, Flynn Jackson first must vanquish the noise monsters.

  • 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.

  • 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 Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appears as the Nintendo game character Super Mario during the closing ceremony at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Abe's brief but show-stopping appearance as Super Mario offered a glimpse at Tokyo's plans for the 2020 games. (Yu Nakajima/Kyodo News via AP, File)

    AP Explains: Super Mario’s global appeal

    NEW YORK (AP) — Take that, Pokemon. On Sunday, the Japanese prime minister turned up at the Olympics closing ceremonies to promote the 2020 Tokyo games dressed up as Mario , the eponymous hero of the popular video game series created in 1985.

  • Venezuela to give free housing to returning Olympians

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — None of Venezuela’s 87 Olympic athletes won gold this year, but they’re getting another prize — new homes from the government.