McCartney hints at role in '12 Olympics

McCartney hints at role in '12 Olympics

Published Jan. 19, 2012 12:00 a.m. ET

Paul McCartney says he is in talks to play a role in the London 2012 Olympic celebrations.

The former Beatle says he ''might be doing something'' in the Olympics but is not sure what role he may play in the events.

Speaking at a promotional event for his new album on Thursday, McCartney said he will go to a meeting about the Games on Friday where he expects to learn more about ''something they want me to do.''

McCartney also said he might be involved in another massive British celebration this year: Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee.


Describing himself as a ''big fan of the queen,'' McCartney said he ''could easily'' participate in festivities if he is asked.

The Olympic Games take place July 27 to Aug. 12.