By the Book: 2012 Shooting Venues
(ATR) New York is the only city that currently has a fully operational shooting venue for the 2012 Olympics. Each of the other cities will build closer to the Olympics, with London and Moscow constructing temporary venues.
Shooting Venues (Name; Build Date; Cost; Capacity; Distance from Olympic Village):
Paris: Versailles Shooting Center; 2011; $20.5 million; 3,000; 28 km
New York: Olympic Shooting Center at Pelham Bay Park; 1961; 9,700; 35 km
London: The Royal Artillery Barracks; April 2012; $32 million; 7,500; 15 km
Madrid: Paracuellos Shooting Centre; 2007; $26.2 million; 3,000 (precision), 2,000 (trap & skeet); 14 km
Moscow: Tushino Shooting Centre; July 2011; $3.1 million; 5,000; 14 km
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