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Shooting at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games

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Host City: Montréal, Canada
Date Started: July 18, 1976
Date Finished: July 24, 1976
Events: 7

Participants: 344 (336 men and 8 women) from 60 countries
Youngest Participant: GUA Francisco Romero Arribas (16 years, 212 days)
Oldest Participant: BIZ Owen Phillips (70 years, 11 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 21 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): GDR East Germany (4 medals)


The event was similar to 1972, with seven events on the program. Free rifle was dropped from the Olympic Program and has not returned thru 2008. Always shot at distances of 300 metres (and greater in early years), the event had been on the Olympic Program since 1896. The event was the victim of a move to shorten the distances used in Olympic shooting, so that shorter and smaller ranges could be constructed. It continues to be shot at the World Championships. Women again competed alongside men in mixed events, with nine women competing in 1976.