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BC-AP Olympic Digest

August 22, 2016

Bom dia from Rio de Janeiro!

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This will be our final Olympic digest. Obrigado!




Wrestling coaches strip to protest officiating

OLY-WRE--MEN’S FREESTYLE — Two Mongolian wrestling coaches stripped off their clothing to protest the result of a bronze medal match, a bizarre turn in a day where officiating was highly criticized. By Luke Meredith. SENT: 540 words, photos.




Goodbye Rio, Hello Tokyo!

OLY--RIO-CLOSING CEREMONIES — Shaking to samba and sharing reflections in uniquely Brazilian ways, Olympians and fans said goodbye to the Rio Games with one last big bash that was both revelatory and a sigh of relief. 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. SENT: 800 words, photos.

The next Olympic hosts are ‘safe’ picks, but challenges lie ahead

OLY-AFTER RIO-ASIA’S OLYMPICS— The next three Olympics are headed for relatively calmer ports of call in Asia following the drama in Russia and Brazil, but challenges remain. A look ahead to the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics and the 2022 Beijing Winter Games. By Chris Bodeen. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 3 a.m.

What’s going to happen to the Olympic park now?

OLY--OLYMPIC PARK-FUTURE — The celebrations are done and the torch extinguished, but now that the Olympics are gone Rio is left with questions about what will become of the city’s plan to convert the Olympic Park into a bustling recreational district with luxury apartments and offices. By Adriana Gomez Licon. UPCOMING: 720 words, photos by 9 a.m.

Transitions are ahead for USA Olympic hoops

OLY--BKO-US-TRANSITION TIME_ Mike Krzyzewski is heading out, Gregg Popovich is coming in and maybe LeBron James would even come back. It’s a time of transition for both the U.S. and international basketball and it starts, as usual, with the Americans on top. By Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 3 a.m.

Irish Olympic officials kept in country to answer questions about scalping

OLY--TICKET SCALPING — Brazilian police investigating Olympic ticket scalping raided Ireland’s office at the athletes village as delegation members had their passports seized on the final day of the Rio Games. By Rob Harris. SENT: 330 words, photo.




The moments: Breakout performance, best act of sportsmanship and more

OLY--BEST RIO MOMENTS — AP ranks the good, the bad and the ugly of the Rio Games. By Tim Reynolds. SENT: 1,500 words, photos.

After risk in Rio, there are lessons ahead for Olympic organizers

OLY--RATING RIO — Taking the Olympics to Rio de Janeiro was always considered a bit of a risk. Now that South America’s first games are drawing to a close, the question is: Did the gamble pay off? By Stephen Wilson. SENT: 1,060 words, photos.




OLCC368 — Artists perform during the closing ceremony in the Maracana stadium.

OLCC242 —Japan’s prime minister emerges from a pipe as Super Mario at the closing ceremony.

OLCC249 Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike waves the Olympic flag.

XEM101 — Fireworks explode over Maracana Stadium during the closing ceremony.

OLCC180 —People watch Britain’s athletes parade into Maracana Stadium.

OLCC207 —Athletes from China march in during the closing ceremony.




Visitors leave Rio and apologize for Ryan Lochte, and the Tongan who set the internet abuzz returns for the closing ceremony. Check out Inside the Games , AP’s behind-the-scenes look at the Olympics.




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We invite AP Sports customers to request content for their publications ahead of the start of the games. We will let you know by late August if your pitch has been selected. Please send coverage requests to John Affleck, Knight Chair in Sports Journalism and Society at Penn State, at jra14@psu.edu and Vicki Michaelis, Carmical Distinguished Professor in Sports Journalism at Georgia, at vickim@uga.edu.

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