Published On: Thu, Jul 26th, 2012

David Beckham to play major role in London Olympics Opening Ceremony

Former England captain David Beckham has been given a role in Friday’s London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony.

The 37-year-old Beckham would not disclose any details of his role as organisers try to keep the ceremony events secret, reports Xinhua.

“It is some kind of role in the opening ceremony which I am honoured to be involved in because, obviously, I was involved in the start process with this seven years ago,” Beckham told BBC.

“And for Sebastian (Coe) to have kept me involved, I’m very proud of that.”

“David has been an extraordinary supporter – probably our number one supporter – of the Games from the very beginning and is keen to continue his enthusiastic support right to the end,” Coe, chairman of organising committee said.

“He is from East London and knows how important the Games and sport are to young people. He is a great role model.”

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