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Ex-soccer Olympian Baldo, 93, dead


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Ex-soccer Olympian Baldo, 93, dead

Posted: Tuesday July 31, 2007 7:05PM;


ROME (AP) -- Giuseppe Baldo, the last survivor of Italy's team that won the gold medal in soccer at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, died Tuesday. He was 93.

The Italian Olympic Committee said Baldo died of natural causes.

Baldo was a midfielder on the Azzurri squad that beat Austria 2-1 in extra time in the Olympic final. Baldo also played seven seasons for Lazio in the Italian league.

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