David Beckham to Appear in Olympic Opening Ceremony
It has been announced that David Beckham, the former England captain, will have a role in Friday’s Olympic opening ceremony. Due to the secret nature of the opening ceremony very little is known about Beckham’s role, however, he said that he is “honoured to be involved”.
The news comes after the surprise exclusion of Beckham from the GB football squad for the games. When this was announced Lord Coe said that Beckham has been “an extraordinary supporter” of the Olympics and wanted to “continue his enthusiastic support right to the end.”
Beckham has said that he plans to travel back to London to watch some events when he isn’t playing Major League Soccer in America. Beckham, who is from East London, said that “to actually see the changes that have happened and the excitement that’s going on is a proud moment.”
Even though he wasn’t picked for the Olympic team, he has said that he has not stopped hoping to play international football again, “I’ll always have ambitions in football as long as I am playing, I might be 37 years old but I still want to continue to win championships, I still want to continue to be the best that I can be and continue to represent my country in any way, shape or form.”
This week Beckham surprised his fans by appearing at an Adidas Take the Stage event in the Westfield Stratford City shopping centre. There were around 60 people posing for photos as a photo booth when Beckham turned up and shocked them all. Beckham said that Adidas installed the booth so that fans could come and take pictures in order to give the GB team support. He said that he’d been having lots of fun “surprising people, seeing their reactions and jumping in and taking pictures with them.”