The Olympic flame for the Rio de Janeiro Games came to the United Nations in Geneva on Friday, where officials said a team of refugee athletes will bring a message of hope for refugees around the world.
Since Rebecca Lobo first made it in 1996, UConn has been well-represented on U.S. women's Olympic basketball teams. That tradition will continue with five Huskies, including national player of the year Breanna Stewart, set to represent the country this summer in Brazil.
Russia was responsible for more doping violations than any other country in 2014, while track and field was the sport with the worst doping record over the year, according to the World Anti-Doping Agency.
Hosting a successful European Championship for soccer fans in June and July would provide further proof that France could stage a safe Olympic Games in Paris in 2024, French Olympic Committee president Denis Masseglia said Wednesday.