David Beckham might not be the star he once was, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have a fighting chance for a spot on the UK’s Olympic soccer team. The 2012 Summer Olympic Games, which begin July 27th, is just the arena Beckham will thrive in – not only is play on his home turf (something he isn’t quite familiar with as of late), but it’s a major commercial event.
As much as Beckham might attract a large audience thanks to his good looks and Hollywood persona, the soccer star played it out another way – by sticking with his Los Angeles Galaxy team. The British star and popular midfielder stuck with the Los Angeles Galaxy team for another year as a way, report sports experts, to get a bid with Great Britain coach Stuart Pearce.
Pearce, who hasn’t revealed his 18-man squad yet, hasn’t stated whether Beckham is a contender for a spot on Great Britain’s team but the fact that he’s in good shape – his American team is currently mid-season – really helps his chances. Experts estimate that the 36 year old has improved his chances to participate in this legendary event, but we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.
Beckham has never participated in the Olympics, but has made it obvious that he’s eager – despite his age – to play. “To have the Olympics in the East End of London, a part of London where I grew up, is every special,” he told Reuters. “So I would love to be a part of that, and hopefully I will be.”
Either way, Exec Digital is going to be there to cover the 2012 Summer Olympics with inside advice on where to stay, eat and watch everything throughout the month-long festivities.