Description: Shooting competitions at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London are scheduled to be held from 28 July to 5 August at the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich. Fifteen events are expected to be included with 390 athletes expected to take part. The events will be the same as in 2008.
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.
Since the pistols used in the pistol shooting events are illegal in England, Scotland and Wales, special dispensation had to be granted by the UK Government to allow certain events to go ahead.