13 Jul 2012

Beckham says he shouldn't light Olympic flame

2:38 pm on 13 July 2012

The former England football captain David Beckham says he's not the right person to light the Olympic flame to officially open the London Games.

Beckham says the honour should go to an Olympian who's won gold medals.

Admitting his disappointment at failing to make Britain's Olympic football squad, Beckham has taken himself out of the running for the honour but offered no hint as to who should have the job of lighting the cauldron in two weeks time.