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Teams honor Italian journalist Enzo Baldoni

Updated: August 27, 2004, 7:11 PM ET
Associated Press

THESSALONIKI, Greece -- Iraq's surprising Olympic soccer run came up short with a 1-0 loss to Italy in a bronze-medal game that couldn't escape reminders of violence in the war-torn country.

Just before kickoff Friday night, the teams exchanged words of condolence for Italian journalist Enzo Baldoni, who was killed by Iraqi militants seeking to force Italy's troops out of Iraq.

Italian players also wore black armbands to honor Baldoni.

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