Countdown Days until opening ceremonies: 43.

June 06, 1996

Routine nixed: Sports minister Guy Drut ordered France's Olympic synchronized swimming team to drop any references to the Holocaust in its controversial routine. Set to music from the movie "Schindler's List," the routine re-enacted the arrival of Jewish women in the death camps, the selection by Nazi doctors and their final march to the gas chambers.

Hartwell gains spot: Erin Hartwell won the 1,000-meter time trial, becoming the first person to clinch a spot on the Olympic cycling team. Hartwell, who won a bronze medalist in 1992, finished the time trial in 1: 04.48, 1.43 seconds ahead of Jonas Carney of Boulder, Colo.

Pub Date: 6/06/96

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