Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has been handed the captain’s armband of the football team for Team Great Britain at the London Olympic Games. The former Wales international is one of three players over the age of 23 years picked for the side by Stuart Pearce and will lead the team out when they take on Uruguay, Senegal and the United Arab Emirates later in the month. The 38 year old is the oldest player that has been named in the side and is also the most decorated player of the team with 12 English Premier League titles, 5 FA Cup wins and 2 UEFA Champions League titles to his name but the Olympic Games in London represent the first major competition for Gigs in international level.
The left winger was capped 64 times by his country Wales and also captained the side before he retired from the international game back in 2007. Craig Bellamy, another Welshman and Micah Richards of Manchester City are the other two over age players who have been named into the side by Stuart Pearce. However, no players from either Scotland or Northern Ireland have managed a place in the side.
With the official motto for the upcoming London Olympic Games being “Inspire a Generation”, the International Olympic Committee or the IOC never actually thought that their motto would actually inspire a whole generation to hate the logo of the Olympic Games. The emblem that was unveiled to the public for the first time in 2007 has been adorning the billboards almost all over the city as well as other parts of the country and in many other countries as well which are scheduled to have the Olympic Flame.
When the logo was unveiled for the first time 5 years ago, a petition was launched on GoPetition.com known as the ‘Change the London 2012 Logo’. The creator who launched the petition was of the opinion that the logo of the Olympic Games in London was an embarrassment and also that it portrayed the host city and the nation in the worst way possible. The petition became so popular that it gathered more than 50,000 signatures from people who wanted the logo to be changed in just 2 days. However, after 2 days, the creator closed the petition as it became increasingly clear that the Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games would, in no way, change the logo for the Games.