Olympic countdown

June 24, 1996

Days until opening ceremonies: 25.

Starting gate: The first 26 horses from European nations competing in the Olympics arrived at an Atlanta airport and will be quarantined for at least three days. It could not be determined immediately whether any of the horses were infected with piroplasmosis, a parasitic blood disorder spread by ticks that causes fever, swelling and possibly death.

Pub Date: 6/24/96

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