The Latest: Bolt cheers may have caused JFK airport scare

Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates winning the men's 100-meter final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local):

7:40 p.m.

Authorities say travelers at New York’s Kennedy Airport cheering and loudly celebrating Usain Bolt’s Olympic 100-meter dash victory may have prompted ultimately unfounded reports of gunshots there.

That’s among the possibilities being probed by investigators trying to determine what led to a series of evacuations at the airport Sunday night.

Investigators also are interviewing witnesses and reviewing surveillance footage to figure out what caused the chaos.

An internal New York Police Department briefing document obtained by The Associated Press on Monday says patrons started to act “extremely disruptive” after watching the Olympics.

The timing of Bolt’s gold medal success roughly corresponded with an anonymous 911 call from a woman reporting gunshots in Terminal 8. Police say more than 20 people subsequently called 911.

Authorities scoured the terminal and determined no shots had been fired.


7:25 p.m.

Ash from a wildfire roughly 10 miles from the Olympic field hockey venue littered the playing surface before the evening session of the women’s quarterfinals.

High winds rattled and shook the media workroom tent on the site and blew smoke and ash into the area. Germany and the United States had finished playing about an hour before the problem became noticeable.

The first evening match between Great Britain and Spain went on as planned. Argentina will play the Netherlands in the nightcap.


7:20 p.m.

The Olympic Broadcasting Service says all seven people who suffered injuries when an aerial television camera it operates plummeted about 60 feet in the Olympic park have been treated and released from care.

A spokesman says the injuries were minor. They were sustained after an elevated camera that provides aerial views of the park fell to the ground.

An eye witness says he saw the camera hit two women. Chris Adams says “it looked like a flying saucer coming through the air when it hit these two women.”

OBS, which has operated cameras in Olympic parks and arenas since 2001, says it has launched an investigation into the matter.


7:10 p.m.

MEDAL ALERT: Cuban heavyweight Mijain Lopez once again bested Turkish rival Riza Kayaalp — this time with a performance that put him in the company of legendary wrestler Alexander Karelin.

Lopez throttled Kayaalp 6-0 Monday at the Rio Games to capture his third Greco-Roman Olympic gold medal.

Lopez joined Karelin of Russia and Sweden’s Carl Westergren as the only wrestlers with three Olympic titles in the classic discipline.

Lopez, who lost to Kayaalp in last year’s world finals, clinched the match by scoring in just 15 seconds.

It’s the eighth overall world title for Lopez.


6:40 p.m.

The Dutch team of Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen advanced at Copacabana on Monday with a 25-23, 21-17 victory over countrymen Reinder Nummerdor and Christiaan Varenhorst.

Nummerdor, 39, is a three-time Olympian who said afterward he expects to retire.

Nummerdor and Varenhorst were the runners-up at last year’s world championship. Nummerdor also finished fifth in Beijing and fourth in London with Richard Schuil.

Nummerdor came out of semi-retirement to make a run at a third Olympics with the 26-year-old Varenhorst. He said on Monday he was too emotional to make a decision on his future.

But he said “the chance is very high that I will quit.”


6:30 p.m.

MEDAL ALERT: Elia Viviani of Italy held off Britain’s Mark Cavendish and reigning champion Norman Lasse Hansen of Denmark to win the gold medal in the multi-discipline omnium.

Viviani led his rivals entering the points race, the last race in the six-discipline event, and did enough to hold off Cavendish and Hansen to win Italy’s second cycling medal of the Rio Games.

Cavendish earned the Olympic medal that has long eluded him. He missed out at the 2008 Beijing Games in the Madison and in the road race at the London Games four years ago.

The race was briefly neutralized with 99 of the 160 laps left when Cavendish cut down the track and into Park Sang-hoon. The Korean rider was strapped to a backboard and left on a stretcher.


6 p.m.

South Korean cyclist Park Sang-hoon has been taken from the velodrome on a stretcher after crashing during the points race, the final event in the multi-discipline omnium competition.

Park was on the inside of Mark Cavendish coming through the final corner when the British rider cut down sharply into him. Park hit the deck hard, causing race leader Elia Viviani of Italy to also fall.

The 160-lap race was neutralized with 99 laps to go as medical staff tended to Park on the apron. His neck was immobilized and he was strapped to a backboard before getting wheeled off the track.


6 p.m.

First there was too little wind and then there was too much wind at the Rio Olympics sailing regatta on Monday.

The men’s Laser medal race was postponed until Tuesday because of too little wind. The women’s Laser Radial medal race was delayed by lack of wind before the breeze suddenly kicked up on the Sugarloaf Course off Flamengo Beach. The 10 boats headed out onto Guanabara Bay, but officials decided the wind was too strong and decided to postpone it until Tuesday.

The men’s 49er and women’s 49erFX fleets raced out on the ocean, finishing their races before a squall hit. Racing in the 470 fleets never got underway. Several boats blew over before the got the call to head to shore.

There will now be four medal races on Tuesday, in Laser, Laser Radial, Finn and Nacra 17.


6 p.m.

MEDAL ALERT: Russian wrestler Davit Chakvetadze has won gold in the 85-kilogram Greco-Roman weight class, giving Russia its second Olympic title in as many days.

Chakvetadze rallied from a 2-0 deficit on Monday to throttle top-ranked Ukrainian Zhan Beleniuk 9-2.

Beleniuk now has two losses this year — and both came against Chakvetadze.

Javid Hamzatau of Belarus and Denis Kudla won bronze.


5:40 p.m.

Make it 0-2 for the Americans in boxing.

Antonio Vargas and Mikaela Mayer both lost their bouts, dropping Team USA to 10-5 in the boxing tournament.

Russian fighter Anastasiia Beliakova topped Mayer in a majority decision that knocked her out of the tournament. Though she found it late in life, the 26-year-old Mayer had used boxing to help turn her life around.

She was defeated in the lightweight bout, and her medal quest will have to wait another four years.

Shakhobidin Zoirov of Uzbekistan sent Vargas home earlier in the day by unanimous decision in a flyweight bout.

The Americans have still had a solid tournament following the fiasco in London where they failed to medal.


5:15 p.m.

The German Olympic team says canoe slalom coach Stefan Henze has died from injuries sustained in a car crash last week in Rio de Janeiro.

Henze, a canoe slalom silver medalist at the 2004 Games, died surrounded by his family. He was 35.

He underwent emergency surgery after the Friday taxi accident.

Germany will commemorate Henze’s death in the Olympic Village on Tuesday when the country’s flag will be flown at half-staff at all Olympic sites in Rio.

IOC President Thomas Bach says the Olympic body “is mourning the loss of a true Olympian. Our sympathy is with the family of Stefan Henze, his friends and all of the German Olympic team.”


5 p.m.

The Olympic Broadcasting Service now says seven people suffered minor injuries when a television camera it operates plummeted about 30 feet in the Olympic park.

The OBS says it dispatched workers to examine an issue with the pulling rope of the camera, which provides aerial views of the park. It says two guide ropes broke and sent the camera crashing down some 30 feet.

An eye witness says he saw the camera hit bystanders. Chris Adams says “it looked like a flying saucer coming through the air when it hit these two women.”

Rio organizers say at least one of the women was taken to a hospital.

OBS, which has operated cameras in Olympic parks and arenas since 2001, says it has launched an investigation into the matter.


4:55 p.m.

The Brazilian world champions and a stiff Copacabana wind knocked the American men out of the Olympic beach volleyball quarterfinals on Monday.

Alison and Bruno advanced to the semifinals, beating Nick Lucena and 2008 gold medalist Phil Dalhausser 21-14, 12-21, 15-9.

Rebounding from a disastrous first set to force a tiebreaker, Dalhausser and Lucena fell behind 12-6 in the second. Then Alison and the crowd took over.

With a block to force match point and then a spike off Dalhausser for the winner, the man known as the “Mammouth” moved within one win of a second-straight Olympic medal.


4:40 p.m.

Olympic officials say an Egyptian judo athlete has been reprimanded and sent home after refusing to shake his Israeli opponent’s hand.

The International Olympic Committee says Islam El Shehaby received a “severe reprimand” for his behavior following his first-round heavyweight bout loss to Or Sasson last Friday.

When Sasson extended his hand, El Shehaby backed away, shaking his head. The referee called the 34-year-old El Shehaby back to the mat and obliged to him to bow; he gave a quick nod and was loudly booed as he exited.

The IOC says the Egyptian’s conduct “was contrary to the rules of fair play and against the spirit of friendship embodied in the Olympic values.”

The IOC says the Egyptian Olympic Committee also “strongly condemned” El Shehaby’s actions “and has sent him home.”


4:30 p.m.

MEDAL ALERT: Sanne Wevers of the Netherlands has ended Simone Biles’ run at Olympic history.

Wevers topped Biles in the balance beam finals Monday, posting a score of 15.466 to finish well ahead of Biles, who took bronze after she grabbed the beam to steady herself in the middle of her routine. The 19-year-old was attempting to become the first female gymnast to win five gold medals in a single Olympics. She will get a chance to add to her three golds on Tuesday in the floor exercise finals.

Biles’ teammate Laurie Hernandez captured silver with a score of 15.333.


4:25 p.m.

The mix zone at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium was showered with beer moments after the U.S. women’s water polo team advanced to the semifinals with a 13-3 victory over Brazil.

The beer dripped down from the ceiling while coach Adam Krikorian and the American players were talking to the press, but it looked as if everyone managed to dodge the falling beverage. A mix-zone worker speculated that a fan must have spilled their beer in the stands above, and towels were quickly brought in for the floor.

The Olympic Aquatics Stadium is a temporary facility.

Krikorian jokingly moved under the damp spot in the ceiling as if hoping for more, and then got his phone out to take a picture of the scene.


4:10 p.m.

Simone Biles’ drive for five Olympic gold medals is over.

The Olympic all-around champion wobbled during the middle of her routine during balance beam finals Monday. She landed awkwardly while completing a front somersault and grabbed the beam with both hands to avoid falling down.

The 19-year-old already has three golds in Rio was attempting to become the first female gymnast to win five gold medals in a single Olympics. Her score of 14.733 was eclipsed by Sanne Wever of the Netherlands minutes later.

Biles will be in the mix for another gold on Tuesday in the floor exercise finals.


4 p.m.

A television camera fell in the Olympic park, plummeting about 30 feet and injuring two women.

A witness says the large camera, which moved back and forth along wires providing aerial views of the main Olympic park, was being examined Monday on a bridge overlooking the entrance to the Carioca 1 arena.

Chris Adams says he heard a wire snap, which caused the camera to come falling down and hit two women before smashing into the ground.

Adams says “it looked like a flying saucer coming through the air when it hit these two women.”

Rio Games organizers confirmed two women were injured and said at least one was taken to a hospital. Organizers are not sure why the camera fell.

Adams, a gymnastics fan from England, says he saw medical personnel take the women away on stretchers.

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