London 2012 Test Events announced for Shooting

Mark your calendars. From the ISSF website, via twitter (yay for the use of modern media!):

Olympic tests: Shooting 18-29 April 2012

The testing programme of the 2012 Olympic Games: Shooting pre-Olympic World Cup in all events scheduled between 18 and 29 April 2012 at the Royal Artillery Barracks, Woolwich, London

The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) announced a comprehensive testing programme which will form a key part of its preparations for the Games next year.

The testing programme will focus primarily on testing the field of play, results, scoring and timing systems, as well as key operational procedures and functions.

The Shooting Sport Test event, a pre-Olympic ISSF World Cup in all events, will take place at the Royal Artillery Barracks, Woolwich, London, between the 18th and the 29th of April 2012.

Seb Coe, Chair of the London Organizing Committee, said: ‘Our approach to operational delivery is similar to that of an athlete. You do not want to face any conditions at competition time that you have not prepared for. When the world’s greatest Olympic and Paralympic athletes come to London in the summer of 2012, every aspect of our delivery needs to be the best it can be. The invaluable experience we gain through our testing programme means we can “road-test” all our operational plans and make sure we have all the knowledge we need to deliver a truly memorable Games in 2012.’

People who are interested in attending events should sign up to and they will be sent further information as soon as it is available.

Marco Dalla Dea

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