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THE UNITED STATES
Jack McCallum
July 22, 1996
U.S. ATHLETES ALL HAVE DIFFERENT MISSIONS, BUT THEIR DETERMINATION IS THE SAME
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July 22, 1996

The United States

U.S. ATHLETES ALL HAVE DIFFERENT MISSIONS, BUT THEIR DETERMINATION IS THE SAME

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The scalpel, please
Where the athletes have been surgically cut—not pierced at the mall—for sports-related injuries.

Eye
Nose
Neck
Collarbone
Shoulder
Lung
Elbow
Arm
Stomach
Back
Wrist
Hand
Finger
Hernia
Knee
Leg
Calf
Ankle
Toe
Foot
Achilles tendon
Heel

Patty Shea (field hockey) has had 13 operations on her right knee.

Mary Slaney (track and field) has had 19 operations, not included above.

The Truth About Olympic Cats and Dogs

While they're away in Atlanta, the U.S. athletes will leave behind 367 pets (give or take a ferret or a fish). Here's the whole menagerie:

165 dogs
106 cats
10 birds
3 ferrets
6 turtles
1 guinea pig
1 hamster
1 potbellied pig
1 donkey
1 zebra
4 horses (not counting those of the equestrians, including Bruce Davidson's 70)
4 lizards
4 rabbits
30 chickens
15 fish
15 snakes

Peter Cox Jr. (fencing) has a ferret, and he used to have a cockatiel, until the ferret ate it.

Diver Jenny Keim's pets: cats, dogs, fish, parakeet, turtles

Swimmer Brooke Bennett's pets: horse, donkey, potbellied pig

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