David Beckham in torch handoff
LONDON -- Organizers of the 2012 London Olympics say soccer star David Beckham is bringing the Olympic flame from Greece as the torch begins an 8,000-mile tour across Britain.
Beckham, now with the Los Angeles Galaxy, will join officials at a handover ceremony Thursday in Athens.
Organizers said Wednesday that the former England national soccer team captain then will carry the torch back to the United Kingdom on a flight Friday, along with Princess Anne and other British officials.
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