Alan Abrahamson

3 Wire Sports / USC

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Alan Abrahamson is a founder and columnist of 3 Wire Sports, a blog about the Olympics and international sports, and is a lecturer in sports writing at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism. Abrahamson, a former staff writer for NBC Sports, has served as chief columnist for for NBC Olympics and Universal Sports.

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Swimmer Michael Phelps -- America's multiple Olympic gold-medal winner — testified before Congress today.

A clash of agendas on Olympics and doping

Swimmer Michael Phelps -- America's multiple Olympic gold-medal winner — testified before Congress today.

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The opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics is exactly three weeks away.

U.S. Olympic Trials

The opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics is exactly three weeks away.

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Four weeks until Brazil lights its Olympic cauldron in Rio, and the country is in a shambles.

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