Did you know that the US has won more than 50 gold medals in Olympic shooting events, more than any other country?! Check out this piece from the NRA on what our 2012 U.S. Shooters are going to experience in London here in the next couple weeks. Includes a link to watch every single Olympic event (good thing, 'cause the shooting events aren't usually televised!) USA Shooting Team - Amanda Furrer - NSSF Shooting Sportscast
This 58 slide presentation is a great way to introduce your class to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. There are 11 slides that compare the 2016 Olympics to the first modern day Olympics of 1896. There are also slides for each of the Olympic events!There are slides for these events:- Aquatics- Archery- Badminton- Basketball- Boxing- Canoe/Kayak- Cycling- Equestrian- Fencing- Football (Soccer)- Gymnastics- Judo- Pentathlon- Rowing- Rugby- Sailing- Shooting- Table Tennis- Taekwondo…
What chance does esports have at becoming an Olympic sport? Image: Christopher mineses/mashable By Kellen Beck2016-08-12 14:19:34 UTC Esports and the Olympic Games may not sound like a perfect pairing on par with chocolate and peanut butter or cookies and milk but there are people and organizations working to bring competitive gaming to the biennial apex of sporting events. The International e-Sports Federation (IeSF) is an organization focused on just that. In February this year IeSF…
Niccolo Campriani Photos Photos - Niccolo Campriani of Italy competes in the 50m rifle three position event on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Shooting Centre on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. - Shooting - Olympics: Day 9
Margaret Ives Abbott! Born June 15, 1878, Abbott became the first American woman to nab first place at an Olympic event – in this case, the women’s golf tournament in Paris in 1900, shooting 47 for nine holes.
Gabriele Rossetti Photos - Gold medalist Gabriele Rossetti celebrates on the podium during the medal ceremony for the men's skeet event on Day 8 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Shooting Centre on August 13, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. - Shooting - Olympics: Day 8
Ancient Sports: Equestrian Events. Chariot racing. Tampa 86.35. Shoulder: chariot race. Aristophanes, the comic playwright, describes the troubles of a father whose son has too-expensive tastes in horses: "Creditors are eating me up alive...and all because of this horse-plague!" (Aristophanes, Clouds l.240ff.)
Kim Rhode of the US Shooting Olympic team poses for pictures.Team USA Shooters Say Big Name Companies Won’t Sponsor Them. Here are the Sponsors They DO Have.There’s also a question of whether or not shooting would attract the same viewership as gymnastics and swimming, which are arguably more popular among Olympics watchers.with 41% of Americans having one or more guns inside their homes, according to recent Gallup survey, shooting events could do well in prime-time if given the chance