Bloody and bruised, Olympic boxing was left teetering on the brink of crisis at the Olympics with several fighters complaining they were the victims of bad judging decisions and a few alleging more sinister wrongdoing.
Despite claiming only two gold medals in Rio, North Korea is as determined as ever to fulfill one of leader Kim Jong Un's primary goals: to become an international sports superpower.
Serena Williams held onto the number one spot in the WTA world rankings on Monday, after Angelique Kerber slipped to defeat against Karolina Pliskova in the final of the Cincinnati hardcourt tournament.
Rio Olympics gold medalist Hsu Shu-ching (許淑淨), center, holds the Chinese Taipei flag at the closing ceremony of the Rio Olympics in Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 21.
Twenty years after a stinging Olympic failure, Britain has risen from the ashes to become a sporting "superpower" typified by the exploits of cycling lovebirds Jason Kenny and Laura Trott.
Team Israel performs during the rhythmic gymnastics group all-around final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Sunday, Aug. 21.
A man impersonating North Korea's Kim Jong-un attends the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, Aug. 21.
The Rio Olympics ended in a blaze of colour with an exuberant closing ceremony on Sunday as Tokyo took up the baton promising to host the best Games yet in 2020.
After a rollercoaster Olympics for the hosts, it took just one kick of a ball from Brazil's poster boy Neymar to make a nation's dream come true.
Taiwan's delegation to the Summer Olympic Games concluded its run in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday with a small haul of one gold and two bronze medals, plus its fair share of controversy -- both in and out of the competition venues.