August 11th, 2008

NBC Website Offers Great Olympics Shooting Coverage

During past Olympic Games, it was difficult to find ANY coverage of shooting events, much less real-time video, or comprehensive match scores. In the past, the main broadcast channels might feature one or two events, but only if an American was likely to win a medal. For 2008, that has all changed. NBC has dedicated vast resources to providing in-depth, web-based coverage of ALL Olympic events, including shooting sports. On the NBC Olympics website, you’ll find the latest shooting event results, complete with scores, photos, and videos. There is even a special Inside This Sport section that provides technical information, with specifics on the firearms used, and the courses of fire. The NBC Olympics website is a treasure-trove of information, updated many times daily.

CLICK HERE for Main Olympics Shooting Web Page

Olympic Shooting on NBC

OLYMPIC SHOOTING Feature Pages

INSIDE the SPORT (Rules, Equipment, Shooting Formats, Glossary)

SHOOTING VIDEO Page (Event Videos plus Background Stories)

NEWS and FEATURES (Late-Breaking News and Special Interest Stories)

RESULTS and SCHEDULES (Match Scores, Event and Broadcast Times)

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August 11th, 2008

Top Pistoleros Compete at Steel Challenge, August 14-17

Steel Challenge Piru

Over 200 of the world’s best pistol shooters from 19 states and 4 foreign countries will compete for the World Speed Shooting Championship at the 2008 Steel Challenge. The Shooting events take place August 14 through 16 (Thurs. through Sat.) at the Steel Challenge Range in Piru, CA, located about 15 minutes from Magic Mountain in Southern California. Spectator admission is free. Awards ceremonies are scheduled for August 17 (Sunday) in nearby Valencia, CA.

Considered by many to be the “ultimate” speed-shooting competition, the Steel Challenge draws the world’s best pro shooters, who compete for over $350,000 in cash and prizes. The 3-day event tests competitors with eight challenging courses of fire, all “on the clock”.

Courses of fire, or stages, are made up of five steel targets which are electronically timed to 1/100th of a second. Competitors shoot each stage five times with their slowest run eliminated. The combined time of the four best runs is their score for that stage. Championships will be determined in in several categories including Rimfire, Shotgun, Single Action Revolver, Revolver, Stock Pistol and Open Pistol.

CLICK HERE for Steel Challenge VIDEO Trailer

Steel Challenge Piru
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Steel Challenge Piru
Photo courtesy SteelChallenge.com

For more information, visit www.SteelChallenge.com. The Steel Challenge Media website also has STAGE DIAGRAMS and PHOTOS from recent Steel Challenge matches.

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