David Beckham to be Included in Olympic Ceremony

July 25, 2012

After getting the boot from the Great Britain Olympic football team, David Beckham will participate in the Opening Ceremont of the London Games. 

The former England footballer confirmed that he will have a part in the ceremony and that he a flame might be involved. It is understood however that the 37-year-old will not be the person who lights the cauldron.

The opening ceremony is expected to have a final torch relay inside the stadium, as has happened with all recent Olympic Games, with a number of sports stars, former Olympians and others selected for their contribution to the London Games carrying the torch before the flame is lit.

The identity of the person who will actually light the flame remains a closely-guarded secret.

Beckham told CNN: “I’m excited to be part of such a huge occasion for our country.

“It’s exciting to have the Games in the east end of London and I’m very honoured to be part of that.”

Asked if a flame was involved, Beckham added: “I think I might have one.”

Beckham was part of the London bid team that won the right to host the Games in Singapore in 2005 and he said he was proud to see the Olympics actually happening in his home city.

“It was seven years when this whole process started and to bring the Games to the part of London where I grew up is so exciting,” he said.

“I was at the stadium yesterday and it really is incredible to see the changes that have happened there and around about.

“There will be a few events I’m hoping to get to and take my kids to so it should be fun.”