The singers in One Direction were about to join the group of artists who will perform at the closing ceremony in London in 2012.
"The main theme of the Olympic closing ceremony will be the celebration of the best of British music, then it is fair to open the show One Direction," a source told the tabloid Daily Star.
"Currently, they are the biggest musical export from the United Kingdom after Adele, who also must be involved somehow. Everything is confidential and the boys are not allowed to say anything, but they're excited," added the insider.
"It's not everyday you can get the exposure from a presentation to a billion people. Nothing can stop the One Direction at the moment. They achieved many highlights at an early stage, but this (the Olympic presentation) will be the pinnacle. Singing in an Olympic ceremony in his native country is to earn their own gold medals. "
Beatles songs, Adele, Dizzee Rascal, Sugababes and the theme of the soap opera EastEnders are included in a recently leaked playlist with songs to be performed at the opening of the Games on July 27.