Beckham to play ‘small part’ in Olympic opening

Posted at Jul 25 2012 04:24 PM | Updated as of Jul 26 2012 12:24 AM

MANILA, Philippines – British football star David Beckham is excited about the London Olympics and confirms he has a small part in the opening ceremony.

Despite being left out of the national team, it seems the Los Angels Galaxy and former England soccer star still knows how to keep his fans very happy as he took some time to surprise them at a special photobooth.

Beckham also shared the stage with another Olympian, Muhammad Ali, to present an inaugural award to a young Afghan refugee.

The award is intended to acknowldge a young person who shows leadership and inspiration through sport. -- Dateline Philippines, ANC, July 25, 2012.