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Building work has begun on the polka dot-decorated shooting venue for the 2012 London Olympics, meaning that construction has now started on all the venues for the Games.

The temporary facility, located in the grounds of Woolwich?s historic Royal Artillery Barracks in south-east London, has attracted criticism from some members of the shooting community because it will not provide a long-term legacy for the sport.

However, President of the International Shooting Sport Federation, Olegario Vázquez Raña, said during a recent visit to the site: ?It is fantastic to see our athletes and the sport of shooting located at such an iconic venue at the very centre and heart of the London Games.

The rest of this article appears in 18th May issue of Shooting Times.

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