LA UNION, Colombia (AP) — A chartered plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team to the biggest match in its history crashed into a Colombian hillside and broke into pieces, killing 71 people and leaving six survivors, officials said Tuesday.
Ticket sales for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games have surged following a slow start, to second-best in the games’ 56-year history, after London, according to the Associated Press. Competitions run through Sunday.
Photos from the gold and bronze men’s beach volleyball matches at the Rio 2016 Olympic games.
Photos from the men’s shot put final at the Rio 2016 Olympic games.
Photos from the artistic gymnastics women’s team final at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
It’s been nearly 90 years since Haiti earned a medal at the Olympic Games. But Haitian Olympic swimmer Frantz Mike Itelord Dorsainvi is aiming to break that dry spell. Swimming barely exists as a sport in Haiti, where there are few pools. Many Haitians, even some who fish for a living, never learn how to swim. More