IOC boss not impressed by star midfielder

June 30, 2003
PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- London should forget the idea of using David Beckham to promote its 2012 Olympic bid.

Beckham may be a worldwide celebrity, but IOC president Jacques Rogge says he and other IOC members won't be impressed if the England captain joins the Olympic bandwagon.

``What is the credibility of a football player who is not going to participate in the games to say 'Give the games to my city?''' Rogge said at a news conference Monday.

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