Old cartridges and Olympic Games 2012


#1

The shooter from Belarus has admitted that used the old Soviet cartridges when he won a gold medal. Sergei Martynov said that the use of Soviet cartridges “Olympus” produced in 1985.

Russian shooters Artem Hadzhibekov and Sergei Kovalenko did not get to the finals. They can not find the best cartridges for these important events.

news2.ru/story/358166/


#2

I really wanted to see some of the Olympic shooting events. I have AT&T U-verse, and went through the NBC and NBC Sports games schedules and set my DVR to record the 7 or 8 shooting events that were listed. Not one of them has recorded. Instead of a shooting event, I get recordings of Soccer, Boxing, Basketball, and about everything else, except shooting. I did watch one episode of the Women’s Air Rifle finals, which was held the first day, but that was only because I happened upon it. I have to wonder if this is accidental or another example of media bias (NBC is one of the worst in this regard).


#3

There has been huge friction between the Olympic Commitee and the (British) NRA who run international shooting in Britain. As far as I am aware no NRA official has been involved or has even been asked at any stage to help. They built temporary facilities rather than use the Olympic standard facilities at Bisley 30 miles from london and only a stones throw from where the rowing was held.

By rights I should have been in my blazer this past week helping out. I would have thought TonyE would have been the same.

As for the story about the .22 ammo I simply don’t believe it. These shooters are sponsored by ammo companies big time. Its a nice tale but old ammo is old ammo and the cold war is over. These guys are in it for the sponsorship


#4

Here are shooting sport images of a much more famous Olympic Games event. I assume the people in the upper left of the 1st page are shooting .22. I am curious if there were some special Olympic boxes of ammo made specifically for 1936 Olympics. So many things were made for the first time in human history for these Olympics. That was the 1st televized Olympics!!! Sorry for blurry pictures, the book is big and heavy.


#5

of course the shooting events are all over now, but here
eurovisionsports.tv/london2012/index.html
you can see thetapes of most finals. The live streaming is very good on this site.


#6

[quote=“VinceGreen”]There has been huge friction between the Olympic Commitee and the (British) NRA who run international shooting in Britain. As far as I am aware no NRA official has been involved or has even been asked at any stage to help. They built temporary facilities rather than use the Olympic standard facilities at Bisley 30 miles from london and only a stones throw from where the rowing was held.

By rights I should have been in my blazer this past week helping out. I would have thought TonyE would have been the same.

As for the story about the .22 ammo I simply don’t believe it. These shooters are sponsored by ammo companies big time. Its a nice tale but old ammo is old ammo and the cold war is over. These guys are in it for the sponsorship[/quote]There’s a general consensus among a number of users at Bisley that the £30 mill offer to the LOCOG wouldn’t have been enough to put Bisley in working order for an Olympic event. Besides, I don’t for a moment believe Coe et al would have gone through with a Bisley based project. And the regular users of Bisley (I am one myself, last weekend latest, at Century) would have been shut out for security reasons.
Soren

eta: spelling


#7

Not only that, ALL the guns, even though they’re 22RFs are bunkered at a major Police facility in the north of London and being escorted to and fro by armed convoy.

Talk about paranoia, an Olympic grade 22RF pistol is scarcely the weapon of choice “on the streets”

Or maybe I’m wrong.

Happy collecting, Peter

PS Even the coverage we’ve had has been a big improvement on the total absence of shooting shown on the British television during the last Olympic games in Peking.


#8

Dutchman, sorry, but it seems the Olympic shooting event link access is blocked to anyone in the USA. It does not say why.


#9

I think I saw many RWS and Eley ammo boxes during the matches