Athens 1896 Olympics: The First Shots For Record
When Her Royal Highness, the Queen of Greece, pulled the trigger on April 8, 1896, she fired the first shot for record in a new era—the shooting matches of the modern Olympic Games.
Athens 1906 Olympics: But Not For Record
An account of Olympic competitive shooting events at the 1906 Games in Athens.
The Origin Of The Olympic Games
The first Olympic Games were held Ancient Greece in 776 B.C., on the west side of the Peloponnesus, near an area sacred to worshippers of the Greek Olympians—gods like Zeus and Athena.
Paris 1900 Olympics: And It Was A Mistake
The second Olympic Games went to Paris and, by all accounts, they were a mess.
London 1908 Olympics: The U.S. Team Almost Missed The Games (Part 2)
The second installment of our series on the 1908 Olympic Games focuses on the U.S. Shooting Team and the competition itself.
London 1908 Olympics: The U.S. Team Almost Missed The Games
The United States Cartridge Company led the way for ammunition makers to contribute funds for the 1908 U.S. Olympic Shooting Team. Part 1 in our series on the London 1908 Olympic Games.
Rome 1960 Olympics: 100% Improvement, One Plus One (Part 2)
Part two of our deep dive on the shooting events at the 1960 Olympic Games.
Early History Of The Smallbore Rifle Prone Match
Examining the early years of international smallbore rifle prone competition and how target changes over the years made the sport tougher.
Early History Of The Free Pistol Event
Examining the early years of the free pistol event in international and Olympic competition.
London 1908 Olympics: The U.S. Team Almost Missed The Games (Part 3)
Part 3 of our deep dive on shooting events at the 1908 London Olympic Games.