BOA chief: Beckham can still be involved in Olympics

British Olympic Association head Andy Hunt says that there will be a role for the 37-year-old, despite his recent omission from the Team GB football squad
British Olympic Association chief Andy Hunt has revealed that he has contacted David Beckham regarding a role at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The 37 year-old had hoped to be one of Stuart Pearce's three allotted over-age players for the Team GB football squad but missed out at the expense of Ryan Giggs, Craig Bellamy and Micah Richards.

However, Hunt is still keen for the LA Galaxy star to be involved in the Games in some capacity, after he played a huge role in the campaign to bring the Olympics to London.

"We would be delighted and honored to have David involved more broadly with Team GB in some way," Hunt told reporters. "I totally respect Stuart's professional judgement and decision as to the 18 players he has selected. But more broadly in respect of David potentially giving some role within Team GB, that would be fantastic.

"I have had some contact with his representatives over the weekend and we will have to wait and see how that moves forward."

Meanwhile, manager Pearce also admitted Beckham deserved credit for the pivotal role he played in helping London land the games back in 2005.

"What David has done to bring this bid to these shores is absolutely fantastic and I would champion him for what he has done for the cause," he said.

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