Shooting at the 1896 Summer Olympics
At the 1896 Summer Olympics, five sport shooting events were contested. These events took place at the newly constructed shooting range at Kallithea. They were organized and prepared by the Sub-Committee for Shooting. Sixty-one shooters from seven nations competed.
at the Games of the I Olympiad
|No. of events||5 (5 men, 0 women)|
|Competitors||61 from 7 nations|
These medals are retroactively assigned by the International Olympic Committee; at the time, winners were given a silver medal and subsequent places received no award.
|200 metre military rifle
|300 metre free rifle, three positions
|25 metre military pistol
|25 metre rapid fire pistol
|30 metre free pistol
A total of 61 shooters from 7 nations competed at the Athens Games:
|Totals (3 nations)||5||5||5||15|
Sub-Committee for ShootingEdit
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- Smith, Michael Llewellyn (2004). Olympics in Athens 1896. The Invention of the Modern Olympic Games. London: Profile Books. ISBN 1-86197-342-X.