The Wales international has broken a vow of silence sworn on all the players that will represent the amalgamated side, but is looking forward to playing for Stuart Pearce’s team.
“I’m in the Olympic squad,” he told locals at a charity event in Singapore, reported by The Express.
“I was supposed to keep it quiet but I’ve agreed to do that. It’s a different challenge. I had a difficult season with Liverpool, but the Olympics is a one-off.”
The side will be made up of players from Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and England, and will look to fight for gold at the London games.
With only three players over the age of 23 allowed to compete for the side, Bellamy will fall into the category of one of the overage players, and also ensure that there is representation for Wales in what is expected to be a side dominated by Englishmen.
With no-one from the Three Lions’ Euro 2012 squad in the running, Pearce has yet to reveal the make up of his squad or the players that will be included.
By Gareth McKnight