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Former England international David Beckham has said that he does not want to be considered for the role of lighting the Olympic torch at the London Olympics 2012.

The former Manchester United, Real Madrid and AC Milan star was omitted from the Team GB, despite having expressed his interest at being able to play in the Olympics 2012. As a result, David Beckham has said that he does not want to be associated with the Olympics anymore including lighting the Olympic torch. Beckham has been in sensational form for his club team LA Galaxy this season. He recently scored a goal in the 2-2 draw with Vancouver Whitecaps.

He has said that right now he is concentrating only on his club team LA Galaxy and does not want to light up the Olympic torch. He has also said that such an honour should go to an Olympian. Even though he is now not part of the Team GB, David Beckham has revealed that he will continue his work as the ambassador of the Olympic games. He has also said that the support he received from friends and fans through to the world has helped him overcome the disappointment of not being able to play at the Olympics.

"I've always said, lighting the torch in the stadium is something that should be done by an Olympian... who has done incredible things for our country and won gold medals. I'm sure whoever decides that, it will be an Olympian, but we'll have to wait and see. Everyone knows how proud I am of representing my country and to do it in my home town on such a big stage would have been incredible so, of course, I'm disappointed, but life goes on. My family are healthy, I'm pretty healthy, so at the end of the day, I'll be there to support the GB team," said Beckham.