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  • By the Book: 2016 Olympic Shooting Venues


    09/19/09

    A military training field is included in plans for shooting venues for the four cities bidding for the 2016 Olympics. In this installment of By the Book, Around the Rings presents a look at the venues planned by Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo for the sport of shooting.

    Chicago
    Chicago’s Olympic Shooting Complex will hold nearly 10,000 spectators. (Chicago2016.org)


    • Olympic Shooting Complex
    • 9,900 Capacity
    • $6.9 million for temporary construction / $19 million for permanent construction
    • 111 km from Olympic Village
    • 110 km from IOC Hotel
    • Currently used as private shooting club

    Madrid
    Paracuellos Shooting Center in Madrid will be located less than 20 km from the Olympic Village and IOC Hotel. (Madrid2016.es)


    • Paracuellos Shooting Center
    • 4,000 Capacity
    • $2.7 million for temporary construction / $25 million for permanent construction
    • 12 km from Olympic Village
    • 19 km from IOC Hotel
    • Construction has not started

    Rio de Janeiro
    Rio's National Shooting Center will require about $7.5 million in construction. (Rio 2016)


    • National Shooting Center
    • 1,000 (Trap and Skeet Prelims.)/ 2,000 (Trap and Skeet Finals)/ 1,600 (Finals Hall)/ 1,000 (10m Range)/ 750 (50m)/ 500 (25m) Capacity
    • $4.9 million for temporary construction / $2.6 million for permanent construction
    • 18 km from Olympic Village
    • 42 km from IOC Hotel
    • Currently used as Olympic Training Center

    Tokyo
    Tokyo’s shooting venue is currently used as a Japan Ground Self-Defense Force training field. (Tokyo2016.or.jp)


    • Asaka Shooting Range
    • 3,000 Capacity
    • $31 million for temporary construction
    • 38 km from Olympic Village
    • 27 km from IOC Hotel
    • Currently used as Japan Ground Self-Defense Force training field

    By the Book is a series of reports on the 2016 candidate cities, using information provided in the candidate file of each city.

    Edited by Isia Reaves

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