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Olympic Shooting: Pictures, Videos, & Facilities

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  1. DanR

    DanR TS Member

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    If you'd like to see some photographs and videos of some of the Olympic shooting events, check out the website listed above. There are some good videos of double trap, trap, and skeet. There are also some pictures of shooters with some very unique looking Berettas and Perazzis. Finally, take notice of the very nice range that they had for the shotgun events.

    Here's a question for someone who has some first hand knowledge of China: What will they do with that facility now that the Olympics is over? Do people in China actually have the freedom to participate in trap and skeet (other than the few who are chosen to be groomed for the Olympics)? Will that facility be used in the future, or just go to waste?

    Curious minds want to know.

    Thanks,
    Dan R.
     
  2. FRedmon

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    Dan,

    I watched as much as I could! Amazing to say the least and I was really impressed by that amazing trap/skeet field.

    FRedmon
     
  3. Baber

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    I have been told that there will be a world cup at this site next year so I would suspect that the range facilities will stay open for the foreseeable future.

    Sadly I must report that the Atlanta bunkers used for the 1996 Games were bulldozed recently. The facility was closed by Fulton County in 2002 for cost reasons or so they said. I personally believe it was racial.

    The worst decision is the 2012 facility on London. It has already been decided that the facility will be temporary and will be torn down immediately after the games. The British shooting groups are trying to get this decision reversed.

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  4. DanR

    DanR TS Member

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    Sportshot,

    Are you serious about "How would you like to be a 7 year old, taken from home and forced to shoot 1500 trap targets every day?" Do they really do that? I don't know what the Chinese do to Olympic trapshooter hopefuls(if that's the right word), but I did hear a lot about what they do to the female gymnasts. What they do to those girls can not be considered anything less than slavery, and it is despicable.

    - Dan R.
     
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