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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
27th April 1962 Arnold Wesker's Chips with Everything, premieres in London
27th April 1959 Born today: Marco Pirroni, London, rock guitarist (Adam and The Ants)
27th April 1943 Soviet Union breaks contact with Polish government exiled in London
27th April 1922 Born today: Daphne Anderson, London, actress (Beggar's Opera, Hobson's Choice)
27th April 1908 4th modern Olympic games opens in London
27th April 1828 Zoological Gardens at Regent's Park London, opens
Olympics 2012: Handball Arena
One of the Olympics venues that will be public access after 2012
Location: Waterden Road, Olympic Park, Stratford
Description: The Handball Arena will be the venue for Handball, Goalball and the Fencing discipline of Modern Pentathlon during the London 2012 Games.
The venue features more than 3,000sq m of external copper cladding mostly recycled to give it a distinctive appearance that will develop a rich natural colour as it ages.
Spectators will enter directly on to the concourse level that encircles the building. This concourse level is glazed, which will enable visitors to the Olympic Park to view the sport taking place inside, and illuminate the venue when lit at night.
After the Games the Handball Arena will be adapted to become a multi-use sports centre for community use, athlete training and small- to medium-sized events.
It will be able to cater for a wide range of indoor sports, including basketball, handball, badminton, boxing, martial arts, netball, table tennis, wheelchair rugby and volleyball. It will also include a health and fitness club with changing facilities and a cafe for use by the local community.
Tagged in this Tour: The London Olympics 2012 Tour