Top TEN footballers who could take on different Olympic events
Everyone’s been loving the London 2012 Olympics, watching our nation finally enjoy some long overdue sporting success as every new day brings a gold medal in a sport you probably didn’t even known competed in the Olympics. The athletes have been an absolute credit to themselves and to sport in general and the talent on show has been simply amazing. Obviously, the football didn’t go according to plan though.
After seeing former Chelsea, Reading and Dagenham and Redbridge trainee Adam Gemili fly through his Olympic heat with a time of 10.11, just behind the third fastest man of all-time, Asafa Powell, it shows that the 18-year-old clearly made the right decision about switching sports. His career looks a promising one and he impressed in his semi final heat as well, just missing out on a place in the final. However, it left us thinking who else in the footballing world could transfer their skills into Olympic sports and we came up with 10 footballers who should consider taking up Olympic events.