London Olympics: Handball (preliminaries)

 
 

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London Olympics: Handball (preliminaries)Huge all over the world, but no so much in the UK, Handball is a fast and thrilling team sport which promises to draw big crowds throughout the competition at London 2012. Running virtually the entire duration of the Games, the Olympic Handball competition gets underway with the preliminaries (and women's quarter-finals) at the new Handball Arena on Saturday 28 July before the focus shifts to the bigger Basketball Arena on Wednesday 8 August through to Sunday 12 August, during which the men's quarter-finals, all semi-finals and finals will be played. In short, teams of seven can pass or dribble a small leather ball with their hands with the object of scoring a goal - blending components of both football and basketball, but resulting in a frantic end-to-end game where it's not rare to see 50-odd goals a match. Some of the skill on display - such as mid-air twists, or the deft spinning of a ball around an opponent - is quite exhilarating to watch, and it's no surprise that Handball is one of the most popular sports on the planet - bigger even than football in some countries. Introduced as an Olympic sport in 1936, Handball was dropped until 1972 but has since been ever-present in the Summer Games calendar.

 

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Olympics Handball timetable

Date / Time Event name Venue
28th Jul  9:00 - 12:00 Women's preliminaries (2 matches) London Olympics Handball Arena (The Copper Box)
28th Jul  14:00 - 17:00 Women's preliminaries (2 matches) London Olympics Handball Arena (The Copper Box)
28th Jul  19:00 - 22:00 Women's preliminaries (2 matches) London Olympics Handball Arena (The Copper Box)
29th Jul  9:00 - 12:00 Men's preliminaries (2 matches) London Olympics Handball Arena (The Copper Box)
29th Jul  14:00 - 17:00 Men's preliminaries (2 matches) London Olympics Handball Arena (The Copper Box)
29th Jul  19:00 - 22:00 Men's preliminaries (2 matches) London Olympics Handball Arena (The Copper Box)
30th Jul  9:00 - 12:00 Women's preliminaries (2 matches) London Olympics Handball Arena (The Copper Box)
30th Jul  14:00 - 17:00 Women's preliminaries (2 matches) London Olympics Handball Arena (The Copper Box)
30th Jul  19:00 - 22:00 Women's preliminaries (2 matches) London Olympics Handball Arena (The Copper Box)
31st Jul  9:00 - 12:00 Men's preliminaries (2 matches) London Olympics Handball Arena (The Copper Box)
31st Jul  14:00 - 17:00 Men's preliminaries (2 matches) London Olympics Handball Arena (The Copper Box)
31st Jul  19:00 - 22:00 Men's preliminaries (2 matches) London Olympics Handball Arena (The Copper Box)
1st Aug  9:00 - 12:00 Women's preliminaries (2 matches) London Olympics Handball Arena (The Copper Box)
1st Aug  14:00 - 17:00 Women's preliminaries (2 matches) London Olympics Handball Arena (The Copper Box)
1st Aug  19:00 - 22:00 Women's preliminaries (2 matches) London Olympics Handball Arena (The Copper Box)
2nd Aug  9:00 - 12:00 Men's preliminaries (2 matches) London Olympics Handball Arena (The Copper Box)
2nd Aug  14:00 - 17:00 Men's preliminaries (2 matches) London Olympics Handball Arena (The Copper Box)
2nd Aug  19:00 - 22:00 Men's preliminaries (2 matches) London Olympics Handball Arena (The Copper Box)
3rd Aug  9:00 - 12:00 Women's preliminaries (2 matches) London Olympics Handball Arena (The Copper Box)
3rd Aug  14:00 - 17:00 Women's preliminaries (2 matches) London Olympics Handball Arena (The Copper Box)
3rd Aug  19:00 - 22:00 Women's preliminaries (2 matches) London Olympics Handball Arena (The Copper Box)
4th Aug  9:00 - 12:00 Men's preliminaries (2 matches) London Olympics Handball Arena (The Copper Box)
4th Aug  14:00 - 17:00 Men's preliminaries (2 matches) London Olympics Handball Arena (The Copper Box)
4th Aug  19:00 - 22:00 Men's preliminaries (2 matches) London Olympics Handball Arena (The Copper Box)
5th Aug  9:00 - 12:00 Women's preliminaries (2 matches) London Olympics Handball Arena (The Copper Box)
5th Aug  14:00 - 17:00 Women's preliminaries (2 matches) London Olympics Handball Arena (The Copper Box)
5th Aug  19:00 - 22:00 Women's preliminaries (2 matches) London Olympics Handball Arena (The Copper Box)
6th Aug  9:00 - 12:00 Men's preliminaries (2 matches) London Olympics Handball Arena (The Copper Box)
6th Aug  14:00 - 17:00 Men's preliminaries (2 matches) London Olympics Handball Arena (The Copper Box)
6th Aug  19:00 - 22:00 Men's preliminaries (2 matches) London Olympics Handball Arena (The Copper Box)
7th Aug  10:00 - 12:00 Women's quarter-final London Olympics Handball Arena (The Copper Box)
7th Aug  13:00 - 15:00 Women's quarter-final London Olympics Handball Arena (The Copper Box)
7th Aug  17:00 - 19:00 Women's quarter-final London Olympics Handball Arena (The Copper Box)
7th Aug  20:00 - 22:00 Women's quarter-final London Olympics Handball Arena (The Copper Box)
8th Aug  11:00 - 13:00 Men's quarter-final London Olympics Basketball Arena
8th Aug  14:00 - 16:00 Men's quarter-final London Olympics Basketball Arena
8th Aug  18:00 - 20:00 Men's quarter-final London Olympics Basketball Arena
8th Aug  21:00 - 23:00 Men's quarter-final London Olympics Basketball Arena
9th Aug  17:00 - 19:00 Women's semi-final London Olympics Basketball Arena
9th Aug  20:00 - 22:00 Women's semi-final London Olympics Basketball Arena
10th Aug  17:00 - 19:00 Men's semi-final London Olympics Basketball Arena
10th Aug  20:00 - 22:00 Men's semi-final London Olympics Basketball Arena
11th Aug  17:00 - 19:00 Women's bronze medal match
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London Olympics Basketball Arena
11th Aug  20:00 - 23:00 Women's gold medal match, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Basketball Arena
12th Aug  11:00 - 13:00 Men's bronze medal match
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Basketball Arena
12th Aug  15:00 - 17:00 Men's gold medal match, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Basketball Arena

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Homerton Overground Station
 
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Stratford Multi-Storey Car Park
 
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