A fantastic opening ceremony got me and the majority of the UK bursting with enthusiam for the Olympic Games.
For a long time I thought I was going to miss out but following a computer error on the second release of tickets (long story) I managed to get some for Handball on Sunday morning not the most prestigeous granted but I only wanted to go to the newly built venues and this was at the Copper Box in the Olympic Park. Perfect. It was indeed and I and my seven year son loved every minute of it.
We got great seats with a fantastic view, yes there were empty seats but the majority was in the corporate/IOC block but it was full overall and created a great atmosphere.
I've never seen Handball played before but I can say now it's a combination of basketball, netball and volleyball. Interesting to watch, it's very high scoring. We saw Iceland v Argentina and as you know or probably more likely don't unless you're Icelandic, Argentine or an uber fan, Iceland won 31 to 25..