Pele invited to light the Olympic flame

Pele has been invited to light the Olympic flame for the Rio Games.

According to TASS news agency, “International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach and the head of the Brazilian committee Carlos Arthur Nuzman had personally asked me to light the pyre. I have some other contracts. Therefore, I must be out of the country. If I fulfil these debts, I will love to do it, as a Brazilian. At present. I can’t say exactly anything about this issue,” Pele told GLOBO TV.

He said that he would have an answer on August 4.