Saturday, August 23, 2008

Beckham, Jimmy Page in Beijing Olympic handover to 2012 Games

Footballer David Beckham, British singer Leona Lewis and guitarist Jimmy Page will appear in an eight-minute segment in the Olympic handover to London 2012 at the closing ceremony of the Beijing Games, said the London Olympics organizer on Friday.

Lord Sebastian Coe, chairman of the London Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012, told a press conference here that the segment in the closing ceremony on Sunday would be "young and vibrant."

It will "show the cultural diversity, the great city of London, modern and contemporary dances and elements of Olympics and Paralympics."

The eight-minute contribution to the finale was said to cost 2 million pounds . Beckham will arrive on a red double-decker bus, according to earlier media reports.

Source: Xinhua

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