Ganbat Namjilsangarav, Associated Press | Posted Aug 23rd - 6:11am
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.
An American halted his pole vaulting attempt to pay respect to the flag during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner; Al Roker isn't buying Ryan Lochte's "lies"; and a favorite face reappeared during the Closing Ceremonies in Rio de Janeiro.
Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press | Posted Aug 22nd - 6:20am
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's brief but showstopping gig at the Olympics closing ceremony as the Nintendo game character Super Mario offered a tantalizing glimpse at Tokyo's plans for the 2020 games.
Peter Prengaman and Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press | Posted Aug 21st - 10:25pm
The Rio Games, the first in South America, were a 16-day spectacle that combined numerous highlight reel moments with ugly and even bizarre episodes that sometimes overshadowed the competitions. And Rio residents, known as Cariocas, were not about to let sporadic rains and strong wind gusts get in the way of a final hurrah.