• Rio Paralympics reaches 20 percent of tickets sold

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Nearly 80 percent of the tickets for next month’s Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro remain unsold, but sales have increased sharply since the end of the Olympics, organizers said on Wednesday.

  • Sports court confirms Russia ban from Rio Paralympics

    GENEVA (AP) — Two days after Russia finished fourth in the Olympic medal table, its Paralympic team was barred from the next big games in Rio de Janeiro as punishment for a state-backed doping program.

  • 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.