A Locog spokesman told the BBC: "During the Games the venue will host a number of different sports.
"At the Olympic Games it will host modern pentathlon (fencing) as well as handball, with the finals taking place in the larger basketball arena.
"During the Paralympic Games, goalball will be played at the venue. To avoid any confusion with spectators during the Games we have created a name which reflects the venue's iconic boxed-shape and distinct copper cladding rather than name it after a single sport."
Great Britain's women beat Angola at the Handball Arena in November
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