Athens - It could be described as a mistake of Olympic proportions.
Greek officials handed over the Olympic flame to London 2012
organisers, an announcer introduced British officials to the crowd in
They included Princess Anne, London Olympics organising
chief Sebastian Coe, London mayor Boris Johnson and "Sir David Beckham."
That drew hearty laughs from the Brits, who knew that the former captain of the English national football team is not a knight.
crowd in Athens didn't care. There was dead silence when the president
of Greece was announced, a splattering of applause for Coe, and a roar
of cheers for Beckham.