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Shooting competitions at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London will be held from July 28 to August 5 at the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich. Fifteen events are expected to be included with 390 athletes expected to take part.[1] The events will be the same as in 2008:

Discipline Event Men Women
Rifle 50 metre rifle three positions
50 metre rifle prone
10 metre air rifle
Pistol 50 metre pistol
25 metre pistol
25 metre rapid fire pistol
10 metre air pistol
Shotgun Trap
Double trap

The competitions were originally planned for the National Shooting Centre in Bisley, Surrey, and the temporary solution at the Royal Artillery Barracks (which is in the River Zone) was adopted later after the International Olympic Committee expressed concerns about the distance between London and Bisley.

The qualification system will be similar to the previous version, with a fixed number of quota places divided among the nations whose shooters place well at the top-level global and continental championships. However, due to new IOC regulations mandating that all qualification events take place during the last 24 months before the Olympics, no such quota places are awarded during the 2009 ISSF World Cup or the 2010 ISSF World Cup, leading to decreased interest in these competitions to the point where the 2010 competition planned for New Delhi had to be rescheduled and moved to Australia. The International Shooting Sport Federation has announced that qualifications will instead commence with the 2010 ISSF World Shooting Championships in Munich, which will open on 29 July, almost exactly two years before the Olympics.




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