LONDON 2012: Will Smith Dabbles At Numerous Olympic Sports (GALLERY)

The Huffington Post UK  |  By Posted: Updated: 16/05/2012 12:08

Will Smith's athletic frame has frequently shone on the big screen, but the actor limbered up to showcase his sports skills on Wednesday ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Smith, in the UK to promote Men in Black III, boxed, ran, hurdled and played basketball with Team GB hopefuls at the Ethos Sports Centre in Imperial College, London.

The actor was Oscar-nominated for his performance in Michael Mann's Ali in 2002 as he bulked up to depict the legendary boxer in a cinematic biography.

He has also featured in Robert Redford's golf drama The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000) and was often shown shooting some hoops in cult 90s TV show The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

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  • Men In Black 3D photocall - London

    Will Smith attempting the hurdles at the Ethos Sports Centre in Imperial College, London.

  • Men In Black 3D photocall - London

    Will Smith attempting the hurdles at the Ethos Sports Centre in Imperial College, London.

  • Men In Black 3D photocall - London

    Will Smith playing basketball at the Ethos Sports Centre in Imperial College, London.

  • Men In Black 3D photocall - London

    Will Smith (left) with Drew Sullivan, GB Basketball captain, at the Ethos Sports Centre in Imperial College, London.

  • Men In Black 3D photocall - London

    Will Smith (left) with Drew Sullivan, GB Basketball captain, at the Ethos Sports Centre in Imperial College, London.

  • Men In Black 3D photocall - London

    Will Smith (left) doing pad work with Anthony Joshua, GB Super Heavyweight boxer, at the Ethos Sports Centre in Imperial College, London.

  • Men In Black 3D photocall - London

    Will Smith (left) doing pad work with Anthony Joshua, GB Super Heavyweight boxer, at the Ethos Sports Centre in Imperial College, London.

  • Men In Black 3D photocall - London

    Will Smith (left) doing pad work with Anthony Joshua, GB Super Heavyweight boxer, at the Ethos Sports Centre in Imperial College, London.

  • Men In Black 3D photocall - London

    Will Smith (right) with Drew Sullivan, GB Basketball captain, at the Ethos Sports Centre in Imperial College, London.

  • Will Smith meets Olympic hopefuls - London

    Will Smith takes part in a basketball demonstration with athlete Drew Sullivan, as he meets Olympic hopefuls from Team GB, ahead of the Men in Black 3 UK Premiere.

  • Will Smith meets Olympic hopefuls - London

    Will Smith takes part in a boxing demonstration with athlete Anthony Joshua, as he meets Olympic hopefuls from Team GB, ahead of the Men in Black 3 UK Premiere.

  • Will Smith meets Olympic hopefuls - London

    Will Smith takes part in a hurdling demonstration with athlete Perri Shakes-Drayton, as he meets Olympic hopefuls from Team GB, ahead of the Men in Black 3 UK Premiere.

  • Will Smith meets Olympic hopefuls - London

    Will Smith takes part in a boxing demonstration with athlete Anthony Joshua, as he meets Olympic hopefuls from Team GB, ahead of the Men in Black 3 UK Premiere.

  • Will Smith meets Olympic hopefuls - London

    Will Smith takes part in a triple jump demonstration with athleteYamile Aldama, as he meets Olympic hopefuls from Team GB, ahead of the Men in Black 3 UK Premiere.

  • Will Smith meets Olympic hopefuls - London

    Will Smith takes part in a hurdling demonstration with athlete Perri Shakes-Drayton, as he meets Olympic hopefuls from Team GB, ahead of the Men in Black 3 UK Premiere.

  • Will Smith meets Olympic hopefuls - London

    Will Smith takes part in a boxing demonstration with athlete Anthony Joshua, as he meets Olympic hopefuls from Team GB, ahead of the Men in Black 3 UK Premiere.

  • Will Smith meets Olympic hopefuls - London

    Will Smith takes part in a boxing demonstration with athlete Anthony Joshua, as he meets Olympic hopefuls from Team GB, ahead of the Men in Black 3 UK Premiere.

  • Will Smith meets Olympic hopefuls - London

    Will Smith takes part in a hurdling demonstration with athlete Perri Shakes-Drayton, as he meets Olympic hopefuls from Team GB, ahead of the Men in Black 3 UK Premiere.

  • Will Smith meets Olympic hopefuls - London

    Will Smith takes part in a hurdling demonstration with athlete Perri Shakes-Drayton, as he meets Olympic hopefuls from Team GB, ahead of the Men in Black 3 UK Premiere.

  • Will Smith meets Olympic hopefuls - London

    Will Smith takes part in a basketball demonstration with athlete Drew Sullivan, as he meets Olympic hopefuls from Team GB, ahead of the Men in Black 3 UK Premiere.

  • Will Smith meets Olympic hopefuls - London

    Will Smith takes part in a triple jump demonstration with athleteYamile Aldama, as he meets Olympic hopefuls from Team GB, ahead of the Men in Black 3 UK Premiere.

  • Will Smith meets Olympic hopefuls - London

    Will Smith takes part in a boxing demonstration with athlete Anthony Joshua, as he meets Olympic hopefuls from Team GB, ahead of the Men in Black 3 UK Premiere.

  • Will Smith meets Olympic hopefuls - London

    Will Smith takes part in a basketball demonstration with athlete Drew Sullivan, as he meets Olympic hopefuls from Team GB, ahead of the Men in Black 3 UK Premiere.

  • Will Smith meets Olympic hopefuls - London

    Will Smith takes part in a boxing demonstration with athlete Anthony Joshua, as he meets Olympic hopefuls from Team GB, ahead of the Men in Black 3 UK Premiere.

  • Will Smith meets Olympic hopefuls - London

    Will Smith takes part in a hurdling demonstration with athlete Perri Shakes-Drayton, as he meets Olympic hopefuls from Team GB, ahead of the Men in Black 3 UK Premiere.

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