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Olympic Games 2012: Gun Sports

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

To ask the Minister for the Olympics whether she has plans to move the 2012 Olympics shooting events to sites other than Woolwich. (188744)

There are no plans to move the shooting event to an alternative venue.

The Royal Artillery barracks at Woolwich was selected as the venue for Olympic and Paralympic shooting events in 2012 following feedback from the International Olympic Committee and consultation with the International Shooting Federation and British Shooting (the national governing body). Woolwich has the advantage of being close to the Olympic Park and Village, which will improve the athlete and spectator experience. The decision to stage the event at Woolwich is now part of the Host City Contract with the IOC.