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Shooting at the 1924 Paris Summer Games

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Host City: Paris, France
Date Started: June 23, 1924
Date Finished: July 10, 1924
Events: 10

Participants: 258 (258 men and 0 women) from 27 countries
Youngest Participant: FRA Pierre Hardy (16 years, 328 days)
Oldest Participant: BEL Henri Quersin (61 years, 10 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 4 athletes with 3 medals
Most Medals (Country): USA United States (9 medals)


There had been 14 shooting events contest at Stockholm in 1912, and 21 at Antwerp in 1920. The 1924 Olympic organizers cut down the program quite a bit, but there were still 10 shooting events on the program in Paris, including four team events. This would be the last time that team shooting events have been contested at the Olympics. It is unlikely they will return as team shooting is what the IOC terms a "passive team event", meaning it is simply made up of scores garnered by the individuals and adding them together. The IOC now discourages having passive team events on the Olympic Program. The 1924 World Championships were held in Rheims, France, one week prior to the Olympic events. The Olympic rifle and pistol shooting events were contested in Rheims (at [Camp de Châlons] and [Parc des Sports]), but the clay target and running target events were held in Versailles (at [Le Stand de Versailles]) and Issy-les-Moulineaux (at [Le Stand d'Issy-les-Moulineaux]).