Pele can light the fire of the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro
17:15, Wednesday, 03 August, 2016
Legendary footballer Pele will take part in the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympics. Moreover, the Brazilian is a leading candidate for the lighting of the Olympic flame. On the latter indicates that Pele was not included among the 12 thousand torchbearers, reports UOL.
Pele met the Olympic torch relay in Santos, greeted the audience from the balcony. But to run with the torch, he could not, because still experiencing health problems after recent surgery. If 75-year-old Pele, by the way, recently married for the third time, took part in the relay, you would not be able to light the flame at the opening ceremony. However, its precise role is still unknown. Also Pele recorded the song “Hope”, dedicated to the Games in Rio, which was supposed to come out July 15.