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Nicholas Lucena, left, of the United States, returns a shot as teammate Philip Dalhausser watches during a men's beach volleyball match against Qatar at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

American beach 'knuckleheads' flirted with playing for Qatar

TOKYO (AP) — Couldn’t beat ‘em, couldn’t join ‘em.

Eliad Mourad, of France refuses to leave the ring after losing a men's super heavyweight over 91-kg boxing match against Britain's Frazer Clarke at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

French boxer sits on ring apron in protest after DQ loss

TOKYO (AP) — A French super heavyweight boxer sat on the Olympic ring apron in protest after he was disqualified from his quarterfinal bout because of an intentional head butt.

Raven Saunders, of United States, cools off during the woman's shot put final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

USA's Berry: 'I've earned the right to wear this uniform'

TOKYO (AP) — Outspoken hammer thrower Gwen Berry was as proud as any of the 600 American Olympians in Tokyo to be donning the red, white and blue uniform with the letters “USA”

United States players jog out onto the pitch at the start of their women's rugby sevens 5-8 placing match against China at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 31, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

Fijians, Kiwis celebrate multiple medals in Olympic rugby 7s

TOKYO (AP) — Little girls have been watching for decades as the boys in villages across Fiji's scattered islands endlessly honed the skills that would ultimately earn them a li