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Men's soccer players to honor slain journalist

Updated: August 27, 2004, 10:15 AM ET
Associated Press

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 competing ...

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