The Welshman was selected as one of Team GB’s three over-age players – along with compatriot Craig Bellamy and Manchester City defender Micah Richards – when Pearce named his 18-man squad on Monday.
The London Games represents the first opportunity for Giggs to appear at an international tournament, with Wales having failed to qualify for a FIFA World Cup™ or European Championship during the 38-year-old’s 16-year career with the Dragons.
The United star said: “Obviously I have experience and there are a lot of younger players in this squad. As captain, hopefully I can pass that on to them.”
Despite frustration for his country, Giggs has enjoyed a glittering career at Old Trafford since arriving as a schoolboy. The Welshman has won 12 Premier League titles, four FA Cups, two UEFA Champions Leagues and one FIFA Club World Cup.
Great Britain will play Brazil in a pre-tournament friendly on 20 July before beginning their Group A campaign against Senegal at Old Trafford six days later. United Arab Emirates and Uruguay complete the section.