Paris 2024 Olympic Games: Work at the Argentine Shooting Center ahead of schedule

Paris 2024 Olympic Games: Work at the Argentine Shooting Center ahead of schedule

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In Argentina (Orne), we’re still not shooting faster than our shadow, but work on the new shooting sports center is progressing faster than expected. He announced that “work is progressing smoothly, and there is even slight progress.” Sandra stampsThe architect during his visit to the site Tuesday, November 7, 2023.

An increase in licenses is expected

The shooting sports field, the first stone of which was laid on December 2, 2022 to become a center for preparation for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, was visited by the local teams. “It is interesting to show the places to financiers,” adds the architect of the €5.3 million project.

JSA’s Sandra Selous, responsible for building the site, showed off each fresh plot of land.

“The structural part is finished,” she confirms. Today’s visitors discovered the outlines of the building. Dominique FilonoEven the president of the Argentine shooting club has already chosen his office.

He is proud to discover this major project for Argentan. “It will be one of the two largest buildings in France dedicated to shooting,” explains the president, who expects an increase in the number of licensees, which currently stands at 260 members. “I know people will come from Ile-de-France to train.”

The first competition is in May

The first interleague match between the best shooters from the regions of Champagne-Ardenne, Ile-de-France and Normandy will be organized on May 4-5. Sixty athletes will attend the first sporting event in the building, located in a place called Les Beauvais.

Chairman of the Inter-Sectarian Coalition, Frederic Lively The opening date was announced on April 24, 2023. He explained, “The goal is to hold an event every 24th of the month until the 2024 Paris Games related to the competition.”

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Thanks to this infrastructure, the club includes several indoor and outdoor shooting ranges. Thirty shooting stations are at a height of ten metres, while the club “only has five”, according to Dominique Veluno.

Again 20 positions at 50 meters with electronic aiming. Concrete blocks at some shooting stations will allow rails to be installed to get closer to targets. The club will now be open during the week.

Several rooms are allocated a certain distance. Concrete pads will allow rails to be installed to get closer to targets. Others will be electronic. © Benoît Lisaulnier

Outdoor shooting ranges are an important asset. A distance of 300 meters should attract envy.

Many people will come to the 300 meter shooting range.

Dominique Velono, President of the Shooting Club since 1997

Five shooters are expected to come from Saudi Arabia and train here.

Training venue for law enforcement

A room designed specifically for law enforcement has also been installed in the building. A room confined between four walls, 25 meters long. This room is intended for dynamic photography, that is, while in motion.

Representatives of the Argentine police and gendarmerie were present to discover this space. “Normally, we travel to the Goloa barracks in Mamers (Sarth“To train us in shooting,” explains the Gendarmerie Captain, Didier Kypriak.

Safe shots

Although the concrete walls appear to be of classic construction, the architect admits that the materials used are complex. They ensure security at shooting stations.

“The room designated for the Internal Security Forces contains a bullet trap that only one company in France can manufacture,” says the architect, who announces the completion of work for the month of February.

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