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London 2012


Dressed in a dapper dark suit, the soccer legend ferried the flame down the Thames to the Opening Ceremony in a speedboat worthy of James Bond. At its bow, Arsenal and England Under 17 ladies football player Jade Bailey kept a good grip on the actual torch. Famously omitted from the team, the champ was philosophi­cal: “I am going to be just proud just to be there as a fan more than anything… as a fan and an Englishman.”

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