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David Beckham: Olympic Torch Handover in Athens

David Beckham: Olympic Torch Handover in Athens

David Beckham suits up for an Olympic promo event on Thursday (May 17) in Athens, Greece.

The 37-year-old soccer star was on hand as Greek officials formally handed over the Olympic torch to organizers for the upcoming London 2012 Summer Games.

The L.A. Galaxy player was introduced as “Sir David Beckham,” which “drew hearty laughs from the Brits, who knew that the former captain of the English national soccer team is not a knight.”

“The crowd in Athens didn’t care,” the Associated Press reports. “There was dead silence when the president of Greece was announced, a splattering of applause for [London Olympics organizing chief Sebastian] Coe, and a roar of cheers for Beckham.”

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  • lily

    He looks like a rockabilly man with the hair and beard.

  • flamboyans

    Actually he is a knght. In 2003 Queen Elizabeth II knight him with OBE, not Sir yet.

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  • Tara

    Hahah that was cute, but whatever he will be Sir in the near future for sure! What a man, and such a great ambassador for England!

  • nguyen tran gia linh

    He’s Hot & Talent ;)

  • Jessica
  • maria

    i was there!! he was waving at the crowd all the time after the ceremony and he visited a school!!

  • maria