The British public will be given the opportunity to name the football used at next year’s Olympic Games.

Some suggestions have already been put forward by sportsmen and athletes competing in the 2012 Games centred on east London.

Teenage diver Tom Daley has come up with the name ‘Stratford Bouncer’ and England cricketer Steve Finn has suggested ‘The Record Breaker’.

‘The Olympic Football tournament will see some of the world’s best young players competing in this country and millions of people can be part of it when tickets go on sale,’ said chairman of the 2012 Games, Sebastian Coe.

‘However one lucky person will make a real mark on the tournament by naming the ball – what an opportunity to be part of Olympic history.’

The winner of the competition, run by Adidas, will not only claim glory but two tickets to the 2011 UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley.

‘I am very much looking forward to seeing the suggestions and helping to choose a name befitting of such an occasion,’ said Nick Craggs, marketing director for Adidas UK.