FOOTBALL - Ryan Giggs has been selected to Great Britain’s men’s Olympic football squad, enabling the Welshman to become the oldest outfielder in the history of men’s Olympic football and the second oldest overall. Giggs will thereby break an Olympic record that has stood for 88 years.
Oldest players in Men’s Olympic football (years, days)
39-012 - Ricardo Piccinini (goalkeeper, Guatemala, 1988)
38-240 - Ryan Giggs (outfielder, Great Britain, 2012)
37-228 - Hussein Hegazi (outfielder, Egypt, 1924)
37-093 - Luis López (outfielder, Guatemala, 1988)
36-186 - Kenneth Hunt (outfielder, Great Britain, 1920)
Note: Assuming Giggs will play in Great Britain’s opener against Senegal on 26 July 2012.