Manchester United’s Tom Cleverley joined Jonathan Edwards at the Olympic Stadium in London to officially reveal the 2012 tournament match ball made by adidas. The ball is to be known as The Albert after adidas invited the British public to name the ball. The name comes for the suggestion that ‘Albert Hall’ could be cockney rhyming slang for ball.
2012 Olympics Ball
Talking at the launch about the ball Cleverley said:
“The Albert certainly has a unique name and striking identity. It is like no other ball I’ve seen before and it is going to really stand out on the pitch. The ball looks youthful and that is what London 2012 is meant to be about. The Olympic Games is going to be a huge event for Great Britain and if selected I would be delighted to represent Team GB.”
The ball itself has the London 2012 logo on it and more bold colours from the London 2012 desig palate, it will get it’s first match action two days before the opening ceremony of the games, for the first Olympic Football Tournament match, to be held in Cardiff, Wales on the 25th July