Helping hand can give some lesser-known sports a chance
It wasn’t supposed to be like this.
Handball was meant to be boring, pointless and a niche sport unsuitable for the footballing masses (me included).
But something happened last night in the so-called Copper Box over Stratford way; handball won some new fans.
BT London Live Sessions
An event called BT London Live will take place during the Olympics in Victoria Park & Hyde Park www.btlondonlive.com. This is a major free festival of Olympic screening, music and sports participation. Temporary sports courts will be built at both sites and they envisage to have some Handball sessions to get people playing the sport.
Welcome to the LHA Website
The London Handball Association (LHA) has been formed to support the development of Olympic Handball in London in partnership with England Handball Association and British Handball Association.
Hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London is creating the opportunity for Olympic Handball to flourish as participants discover this fast, fun, multi-skill sport. Running, jumping and throwing are the key skills in Handball which is low on costs and easily played on playgrounds, in parks and halls.
Every child, youth and adult in the UK could have the opportunity to experience Olympic Handball as a direct result of hosting the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games as part of the “Participation Legacy” and we are working hard to achieve this objective in London.
14 Men’s Handball players selected to Team GB
The British Olympic Association (BOA) has announced today the 14 male handball players that will represent Team GB at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Handball made its Olympic debut in 1936, but has only been a regular fixture at the Games since 1972. Team GB has taken the opportunity to use the home nation allocation to enter their first ever handball teams and, following the announcement two weeks ago of their female counterparts, both the men and women’s squads are now selected to make their Olympic debuts in London.