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Ragnar Skanåker
Ragnar Skanåker
Ragnar Skanåker
(born 8 June 1934) is a Swedish pistol shooter who was a world-class shooter for an extremely long period. His international breakthrough came in the 1972 Olympics, where he won the 50 m Pistol
Pistol
event. He is mostly associated with this event, the only one in which he has won Olympic medals (four medals distributed over his participation in seven Olympic games, plus the 1982 World Championship), but he also won the 1983 World Championship in 10 m Air Pistol
Pistol
and, surprisingly to most, the 1978 World Championship in 25 m Standard Pistol, with a new world record (that is still as of 2005[update] a European record). Skanåker's Swedish record in 50 m Pistol
Pistol
is 583, later a world record qualification in 2014 (Jin Jong-Oh, Korea). He has participated in Olympic games in 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992 and 1996
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Sweden
Coordinates: 63°N 16°E / 63°N 16°E / 63; 16Kingdom of Sweden Konungariket Sverige[a]FlagGreater coat of armsMotto: (royal) "För Sverige – i tiden"[a] "For Sweden
Sweden
– With the Times"[1]Anthem: Du gamla, Du fria[b] Thou ancient, thou freeRoyal anthem: Kungssången Song of the KingLocation of  Sweden  (dark green) – in Europe  (green & dark grey) – in the European Union  (green)  –  [Legend]Capital and largest city Stockholm 59°21′N 18°4′E /
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Pistol
A pistol is a type of handgun. The pistol originates in the 16th century, when early handguns were produced in Europe. The English word was introduced in ca. 1570 from the Middle French pistolet (ca. 1550). The most common types of pistol are the single shot, and semi-automatic.Contents1 Terminology 2 History and etymology 3 Action3.1 Single shot 3.2 Multi-barreled (non-rotating) 3.3 Harmonica pistol 3.4 Revolver 3.5 Semi-automatic4 ReferencesTerminology[edit] Some handgun experts and dictionaries make a technical distinction that views pistols as a subset of handguns; others use the terms interchangeably
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Belgium At The 1908 Summer Olympics
Belgium
Belgium
competed at the 1908 Summer Olympics
1908 Summer Olympics
in London, England
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Switzerland At The 1900 Summer Olympics
Switzerland
Switzerland
competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics
1900 Summer Olympics
in Paris, France.[1]Contents1 Medalists1.1 Gold 1.2 Silver 1.3 Bronze2 Results by event2.1 Fencing 2.2 Gymnastics 2.3 Sailing 2.4 Shooting3 ReferencesMedalists[edit] Gold medals were not awarded at the 1900 Games. A silver medal was given for a first place, and a bronze medal was given for second
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Shooting At The 1900 Summer Olympics – Men's 50 Metre Free Pistol
The men's individual competition with free revolver events were two of the competitions in the Shooting at the 1900 Summer Olympics events in Paris. They were held on 1 August 1900. 20 shooters from 4 nations competed, with five shooters per team. Medals were given for individual high scores, and the scores of the five shooters were summed to give a team score. The US team submitted an entry the day before but did not show up so the Swiss team who was there for the 300m rifle event entered instead. Revolver must have a barrel of 11 cm in length. The target designed for this competition is still being used today. Results[edit] Each shooter fired 10 series of 6 shots, with a top possible score per shooter of 600 points. Ties breaker by greatest number of shots on target (1 or better), then greatest number in the black (7 or better), then by ring (10, 9, 8, etc.). 16 hours (2 days) to complete
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United States At The 1896 Summer Olympics
Fourteen competitors from the United States
United States
competed in three sports at the 1896 Summer Olympics
1896 Summer Olympics
in Athens, Greece. The Americans were the most successful atheletes in terms of gold medals, beating host nation Greece, 11 to 10, despite fielding only 14 competitors compared to an estimated 169 Greek entrants
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Shooting At The 1896 Summer Olympics – Men's 30 Metre Free Pistol
The men's 30 metre individual competition with free revolver was one of the five sport shooting events on the 1896 Summer Olympics shooting program. Six competitors entered the pistol event on 11 April. John Paine elected not to compete, leaving Sumner to win the event. The five competitors represented three nations. They each shot five strings of six shots.[1] Results[edit]Place Shooter Score Hits 1 2 3 4 51  Sumner Paine (USA) 442 24 76 64 80 120 1022  Holger Nielsen (DEN) 285 Unknown 12 85 62 24 1003  Ioannis Frangoudis (GRE) Unknown4  Leonidas Morakis (GRE) Unknown5  Georgios Orphanidis (GRE) UnknownReferences[edit]^ "Shooting at the 1896 Athina Summer Games: Men's Free Pistol, 30 metres". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2017-10-07. Lampros, S.P.; Polites, N.G.; De Coubertin, Pierre; Philemon, P.J. & Anninos, C. (1897)
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Sveriges Television
SVT is the Swedish national public TV broadcaster, funded by a television licence fee payable by all owners of television sets, and set by the Riksdag. Sveriges Television
Sveriges Television
AB (Swedish: [ˈsværjɛs tɛlɛvɪˈɧuːn] ( listen)), Sweden's Television is a public limited company that can be described as a quasi-autonomous non-government organisation. Together with the other two public broadcasters, Sveriges Radio
Sveriges Radio
and Sveriges Utbildningsradio, it is owned by an independent foundation, Förvaltningsstiftelsen för Sveriges Radio
Sveriges Radio
AB, Sveriges Television
Sveriges Television
AB och Sveriges Utbildningsradio AB, The foundation's board consists of 13 politicians, representing the political parties in the Riksdag
Riksdag
and appointed by the Government. The foundation in turn appoints the members of the SVT board
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Dalarna
Dalarna
Dalarna
(Swedish pronunciation: [²dɑːlaɳa]  listen (help·info), English exonym: Dalecarlia),[2] is a historical province or landskap in central Sweden. Another English language form established in literature is the Dales.[3] Dalarna
Dalarna
adjoins Härjedalen, Hälsingland, Gästrikland, Västmanland and Värmland. It is also bounded by Norway
Norway
in the west. Borders of the province mostly coincide with the modern administrative Dalarna County (län). The word "Dalarna" means "the dales" (valleys). The area is a popular vacation destination for Swedes from the south, who often travel there to relax during summer vacations, drawn by good fishing lakes, beautiful campgrounds, and deep forests. Many such Swedes own or rent a second residence in Dalarna, where they are likely to have a vegetable garden and apple trees
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Swedish Olympic Committee
The Swedish Olympic Committee
Swedish Olympic Committee
(SOC) (Swedish: Sveriges Olympiska Kommitté (SOK)) is the Swedish National Olympic Committee
National Olympic Committee
(NOC)
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International Olympic Committee
Coordinates: 46°31′5″N 6°35′49″E / 46.51806°N 6.59694°E / 46.51806; 6.59694International Olympic Committee Comité International OlympiqueMotto Citius, Altius, Fortius (Latin: Faster, higher, stronger)Formation 23 June 1894; 123 years ago (1894-06-23)Type Sports federationHeadquarters Lausanne, SwitzerlandMembership105 active members, 32 honorary members, 2 honour members (Senegal and United States)Official languageFrench (reference language), EnglishHonorary PresidentJacques Rogge[1]President Thomas Bach
Thomas Bach
[1]Vice PresidentsYu Zaiqing J.A
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Athens 2004
The 2004 Summer Olympic Games
Summer Olympic Games
(Greek: Θερινοί Ολυμπιακοί Αγώνες 2004, Therinoí Olympiakoí Agónes 2004),[3] officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad and commonly known as Athens
Athens
2004, was a premier international multi-sport event held in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004 with the motto Welcome Home. 10,625 athletes competed,[1] some 600 more than expected, accompanied by 5,501 team officials from 201 countries.[1] There were 301 medal events in 28 different sports.[1] Athens
Athens
2004 marked the first time since the 1996 Summer Olympics
1996 Summer Olympics
that all countries with a National Olympic Committee
National Olympic Committee
were in attendance
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ISSF World Shooting Championships
The ISSF World Shooting Championships are governed by the International Shooting Sport Federation. World Shooting Championships began in 1897, after the successful 1896 Summer Olympics, and although the ISSF was not founded until 1907, these early competitions are still seen by the organization as the beginning of a continuous row of championships. By this logic, the 2006 competition in Zagreb
Zagreb
was called the 49th ISSF World Shooting Championships. These championships, including all ISSF shooting events, are held every four years since 1954. For the shotgun events only, there is an additional World Championship competition in odd-numbered years. These extra competitions are not numbered
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Cesare Morini
Morini Competition Arm S.A. is a Swiss manufacturer of target pistols aimed at ISSF shooting events as governed by the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF, formerly UIT) and competed in at the Olympics. The company was formed in 1973 in Italy as a maker of anatomical grips for target pistols and still supply these grips to many other companies in addition to producing competition arms themselves. During the following years, complying with laws and regulations governing guns become more and more complicated in Italy, and in 1985 the company decided to move to Lamone, Canton Ticino, the Italian speaking region of Switzerland. In 1990 the company moved to Bedano, its current headquarters, which is another small village of the Italian speaking region of Switzerland. Currently their CM 162 EI air pistol and CM 84E free pistol are amongst the most popular choices, for 10 m Air Pistol and 50 m Pistol respectively, amongst top international competitors
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1992 Summer Olympics
The 1992 Summer Olympic Games
Summer Olympic Games
(Spanish: Juegos Olímpicos de Verano de 1992; Catalan: Jocs Olímpics d'estiu de 1992), officially known as the Games of the XXV Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event celebrated in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Spain
in 1992
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