David Beckham visited the Experimental University School in Athens, Greece, today before traveling to the UK with the official Olympic torch. David, Princess Anne, and various Olympic officials boarded an Airbus dubbed Firefly and embarked on a four-hour flight with the Olympic torch, bound for an airfield in Culdrose, Cornwall. Expressing his gratitude and excitement, David posted a heartfelt message on his Facebook wall, "What an incredible moment, very proud day for me and so excited for the country."
The torch will make its way across the UK during a 70-day relay before returning to London for the Summer Games opening ceremony. It's been a week full of memorable events for David. David and the LA Galaxy were honored at the White House on Tuesday for their MLS Cup win, and in addition to bringing the torch to his home country, he was also nominated in the category of choice male athlete at this year's Teen Choice Awards.