Olympics Shooting

Shooting has been played at every Summer Olympic Games since 1896, except in 1904 and 1928. It is one of the nine events contested during the first modern Olympic Games held in Athens in 1896.

322 Questions

What woman was the first US basketball player ever to play on four Olympic teams?

Teresa Edwards made her 4th olympic appearance in 1996Even though, she is not first, Lisa Leslie is worth mentioning whe you talk about 4 Olympics GOLDS.

Why would there be a rifle in the Winter Olympics?

For athletes to use when competing in biathlon. In the Winter Games, biathlon events are a combination of cross country skiing with rifle shooting. Competitors ski a cross country skiing track and at designated areas perform the rifle shooting, in both prone and standing positions.

A Olympic event that combines cross country skiing and rifle shooting?

It is called the Winter Biatholon. Competitors have to cross country ski around a course stopping at intervals to fire 5 shots (air rifle) at 5 targets, they gain a penalty for missing. Competitor with the shortest time wins.

What year did shooting became a olympic sport?

shooting started in 1950 when the badminton started

Who won the womens 10m air pistol gold medal in the 2008 Olympics?

Guo Wenjun (China) won the gold medal in the women's 10 meter air pistol in the 2008 Summer Olympics.

When did the air rifle become an Olympic event?

Men and women began competing in 10 meter air rifle competition at the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles.

Are 22 cal pellet air rifles used in Olympics?

The Olympic air pistol and air rifle events use a .177 caliber pellet.

The biathlon (skiing and shooting) uses a .22 caliber rim fire rifle.

Are underwater swimming live pigeon shooting power boating skateboarding Olympic sports?

There are shooting events in the Summer Olympics but nothing live. None of the others listed are Olympic events.

Who was on the roster for the men's small bore rifle team for the 1956 Olympics?

For the United States, Art Jackson and Verle Wright Jr.

Jackson finished 12th in 50 meter three positions and 31st in 50 meter prone position and Wright Jr. finished 14th in 50 meter three positions and 36th in 50 meter prone position.

Are 22 cal pellet air pistols or Rifles used in Olympics?

no those are airguns.

.22 bullet rifles are used in the Olympics

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.177 caliber air rifles are used in the Olympics. These are high quality match air rifles.

What cal guns are used in the Olympics?

For airgun events precharged .177 cal. pistols and rifles are used. In metallic cartridge events, .22 short & long rifle are most predominantly used. There are also a few pistol events using .32auto wad-cutter. For trap and skeet events, (shotgun) 2 3/4" 12 gauge w/ size 8 lead shot. If you ever visit the fair city of Phoenix, AZ we have Olympic ranges at Phoenix Rod & Gun Club. Cap'n Rob