With the greatest sporting event arriving in town this month, the eyes of the sporting world are sure to be on London once again.

Although the Hall has never been used as a venue in any Olympic Games, it has a rich sporting heritage – with a number of sports being played here over the Hall’s 140 year history.

Sport has had a long and prestigious history at the Hall, a venue which was not built with this kind of event in mind, but which lends itself perfectly to the wide range of competitions and combat that have taken place here over the years.

Click on the links below for more information on the numerous sports that have been held here:

Badminton
Tournaments including the Thomas Cup were held here in the 1980s.
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Basketball
Held at the Hall as early as 1945.
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Beach Volleyball
20 glorious minutes of all-star sporting action!
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Boxing
Brawls at the Hall! From Muhammad Ali to the Kray Twins.
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Gymnastics
National & international gymnastics and trampoline events have been held here since 1914.
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Judo
Competitions and exhibitions were popular at the Hall in the 1950′s and 1960′s.
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Marathon
524 laps of the Hall – the first British indoor marathon.
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Skating
From John Curry to David Essex! A wide variety of ice shows since 1889.
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Squash
The one occasion that squash was played at the Hall, the World Squash Championships 1987.
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Sumo
The Grand Sumo Tournament in 1991 was the first major sumo tournament to be held outside Japan.
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Table Tennis
The history of table tennis at the Hall; championships and exhibitions since 1938.
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Tennis
Some of the world’s all-time great players have been competing here since 1970.
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Wrestling
A history of wrestling at the Hall, featuring Greco-Roman wrestling and a WWF Battle Royal.
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