Armani includes Italian anthem on Olympic clothing

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Italian fencer Valentina Vezzali wears the official uniform of the Italian team for the London 2012 Olympic Games designed by Giorgio Armani during the official presentation in Milan, Italy, Thursday, May 10, 2012. London is hosting the Summer Olympics from July 27-Aug.12. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
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MILAN (AP) — Giorgio Armani has included the words of the Italian national anthem on the team's Olympic clothing unveiled on Thursday.

Each athlete will be given a set of Armani luggage containing the 50-piece, dark blue and white clothing designed by Armani.

The words to the entire anthem are on the inside of the jackets and sweatshirts. The polo shirts have the words to the beginning of the song under the collar.

Armani says he has incorporated the anthem into the design because "Sport is the most patriotic thing that there is and it inspires national pride."

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