is one of the most popular sports worldwide. It requires
technical perfection and excellent mental conditioning.
is open to men and women of all ages on both the recreational
and championship levels. It was first included in the Paralympic
Games sports programme in 1980 in Arnhem.
Olympic and Paralympic Shooting are governed by virtually the
same rules and regulations. Certain adjustments have been made
in the Shooting regulations for the Paralympic Games in order to
facilitate athletes with a disability.
events differ as to the distance, the type of target and arm,
the shooting position, the number of shots and the time within
which the shots have to be fired.
at the ATHENS 2004 Paralympic Games
at the Athens Paralympic Games will take place at the
Olympic Shooting Centre, from 18 to 23 September 2004 (six
competition days). The Shooting competition programme includes
air guns’ and firearms’ events from shooting distances of
10, 25 and 50 metres.