Sport Week: Rio 2016 Paralympic shooting venue

The Olympic Shooting Centre will host 12 medal events between 8-14 September. 09 Jul 2016
Olympic Shooting Center

Olympic Shooting Center

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From 8-14 September shooters from around the world will compete in 12 men’s, women’s and mixed events at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Every single day will feature medal events, allowing fans lots of chances to see athletes win medals for their country.

Shooters will line-up at the same venue as their able-bodied counterparts – the Olympic Shooting Centre in the Deodoro Olympic Park.

The Deodoro zone is located to the north-west of Rio de Janeiro, offering spectators the chance to take in different areas of the city during their Games experience.

The venue was built for the 2007 Pan American Games and after some minor renovations, was transformed into the Olympic Shooting Centre for Rio 2016.

It belongs to the 1st Army Division - 1st DE (Division Mascarenhas de Morais), which was created on 23 March, 1908. On 9 August, 1943 it was transformed into the 1st Infantry Division of the Brazilian Expeditionary Force, the main national force during the World War Two. Presently it houses 20,000 military personnel.

The Olympic Shooting Centre can be reached via Magalhaes Bastos BRT and train stations, both of which are accessible and offer a shuttle service for wheelchair users to the Olympic Shooting Centre during both the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Most Rio 2016 venues will open two hours before competition gets underway each day.

Helpful links

Rio 2016 shooting page.

Editor’s note: Each sport on the Rio 2016 Paralympic programme will have a dedicated week of featured content published on Every week a new sport will be featured and the series will run until September’s Games, helping the public understand more about the 22 sports being contested in Rio.


Sport fans from around the world can now buy their Paralympic tickets for Rio 2016 from authorised ticket resellers (ATRs)

The IPC’s Global ATR is Jet Set Sports, and Rio 2016 tickets and packages can be purchased on the CoSport website.

Residents of Brazil can buy 2016 Paralympics tickets directly from the Rio 2016 website.

Visa International is the exclusive payment card and the official payment system for the Paralympic Games.