• 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.

  • Jamaica's Usain Bolt greets fans as he celebrates winning gold in the men's 4 x 100-meter relay final, during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    The good, the bad and the ugly of the Rio Games

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Michael Phelps won more medals than anyone else, again. And then he said farewell, also again.

  • Haby Niare of France, left, and Oh Hyeri of South Korea compete in a women's Taekwondo 67-kg final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

    Is that a kick? Taekwondo fighters devise new ways to score

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Taekwondo may be best known for its flashy and acrobatic kicks, but the electronic scoring system used at the Olympics apparently doesn’t care whether or not fighters use the correct technique. That’s resulting in a lot of bizarre kicks that no true practitioner of the Korean martial art would recognize, in a departure that some say cheapens the sport.