London, July 22: David Beckham has been given a last minute call to take part in the Olympics opening ceremony to be watched by nearly four billion global audience, a gesture to thank him for helping to get the games to London.
Organizers have “specially created” a part for Beckham in Friday’s opening ceremony.
“He’s really excited and delighted at being involved in the Olympics. It is in his home city so it couldn’t get any better. It’s going to be very special,” a source close to him said.
The former England captain, one of the prime campaigners for the London 2012 Games, is said to be in talks about his exact involvement.
“David will have a starring role in the games and he is excited at the prospect. Meetings will be held this week. It`s going to be a big, big surprise,” an Olympics source was quoted by The People as saying.
Beckham, 37, was expected to be part of the Britain‘s football squad in recognition of his work in helping London win its bid to host the Games at the 2005 International Olympic Committee vote in Singapore. Agencies