Men's soccer players to honor slain journalist
ATHENS, Greece -- Iraqi and Italian soccer players planned to wear black armbands on their uniforms during their Olympic bronze medal game Friday in honor of an Italian journalist killed in Iraq.
The International Olympic Committee approved Iraq's request and Italy's delegation was proposing that all its athletes be allowed to wear the armbands Friday.
"We hope the pain will unite us,'' said Italian Olympic
Committee spokesman Massimo Fabricini. Italian athletes were also
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