'Swimtime for Hitler' -- A Synchronized Satire

ATLANTA, JULY 20, 1996 (Associated Press) -- Emotions ran high at poolside today during the finals of the synchronized swimming event, as the four remaining teams in this year's competition, dubbed "Mikvahfest '96" by Olympic organizers, tried to outdo each other in their aquatic interpretations of post-exile Jewish history.

But the competition was overshadowed at times by the notable absence of the Israeli team, which was eliminated in the first round of competition by what was being termed a "cultural inability to synchronize."
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