‘Sports icons’ set to unveil Olympic venue in Dagenham

Leading sports figures are to unveil a new Olympic training venue in Dagenham next month.

The �11million sports hall in Lodge Avenue, called SportHouse, will be officially opened on March 27 and accessible to the general public the following day.

More than 800 Olympic competitors including athletes, handball players and judoka will train at the massive hall and its adjacent running track during the London Games.

The names of the sports personalities set to unveil SportHouse have not been released.