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Shooting – Olympic Shooting

June 20, 2011

Olympic Shooting has been contested at every Summer Olympic Games since the birth of the modern Olympic movement at the 1896 Summer Olympics. Only exceptions are at the 1904 and 1928 editions. International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) is the governing body for international shooting competitions including Olympic Shooting.

The term Olympic shooting can refer to any of the following:

  • The actual shooting competitions at the Summer Olympics
  • The shooting events included in the Olympic program, or by extension all ISSF shooting events, even the non-Olympic ones (it is used in this meaning particularly in the United States to distinguish ISSF shooting from a large number of other shooting sports that may be more popular there)
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