David Beckham says he still wants to play an active part in the London Olympics, despite being left out of the Great Britain football team.
The former England captain made Stuart Pearce's shortlist of 35 but wasn't named as one of the three over-age players in the final 18 man squad.
Beckham says he's obviously disappointed with the snub: "All the talk of me possibly performing in the Olympics, that would have been a very proud moment for me. But everyone knows how proud I am of representing my country and doing it in my hometown, on such a big stage would have been, would have been incredible. So of course, yeah, I'm disappointed.
"I am going to be just proud to be there as a fan more than anything. In a part of London where I grew up, and I used to play soccer over the fields that have been changed now, and as a fan, and as an Englishman, I am going to be very proud.
"I have moved on, and I am getting on with things, and like I said, I hope GB Team goes there and wins as many medals, and gold medals, as possible."
Beckham is one of the favourites to light the Olympic flame at the opening ceremony, however he's ruled himself out of that role:
"I have always said, lighting the torch in the stadium is something that should be done by an Olympian, and a Olympian that has done incredible things for our country and won gold medals. I am sure whoever decides that, it will be an Olympian, but we will have to wait and see."