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Team GB shooters at the Olympics – how to keep up with what’s happening

The opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games takes place this Friday 5th August at 11.30pm BST (it will be 7.30pm in Rio). Keep Shooting UK's guide to the Olympics handy to keep up to date with the action (Rio times are shown in brackets). You can watch the Olympics live on the BBC red button and on the BBC sport website.

In the meantime, we're wishing Team GB all the very best!

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TeamGB announcement of shooting athletes for Rio 2016 Olympics. Bisham Abbey. Marlow. Buckinghamshire. England. UK. 10/11/2015. MANDATORY Credit Garry Bowden/SIPPA - NO UNAUTHORISED USE - 07837 394578

Read profiles of the Team GB shooters here

Friday 5 August

  • Opening ceremony: 11.30pm (7.30pm)

Saturday 6 August

  • Women’s 10m air rifle (qualifiers and final)
  • Men’s 10m air pistol (qualifiers and final

Sunday 7 August

  • Women’s 10 m air pistol (qualifiers and final)
  • Men’s trap (qualifiers)
  • Women’s trap (qualifiers and final)

Monday 8 August

  • Men’s 10m air rifle (qualifiers and final)
  • Men’s trap (final)

Tuesday 9 August

  • Men’s 50m air pistol (qualifiers and final)
  • Women’s 25 m pistol (qualifiers)

Wednesday 10 August

  • Women’s 25m pistol
  • Men’s double trap (qualifiers and final)

Thursday 11 August

  • Women’s 50m rifle 3 positions (qualifiers and final)

Friday 12 August

  • Men’s 50m rifle prone (qualifiers and final)
  • Men’s 25m rapid fire pistol
  • Men’s skeet
  • Women’s skeet (qualifiers and final)

Saturday 13 August

  • Men’s 25m rapid fire pistol (final)
  • Men’s skeet (final)

Sunday 14 August

  • Men’s 50m rifle 3 positions (qualifiers and final)

Changes to the shooting format at the Rio 2016 Olympics

In November 2012, the International Shooting Sport Federation changed the ruling on the competition format to make shooting more spectator and media friendly and enhance the sport’s appeal to youth.

All finalists must now start from scratch and all finals feature an elimination stage. Eventually the competition ends up with exciting duals between the two shooters to award the gold and silver medals.

Other changes include:

  • Decimal scoring for air rifle and trap prone
  • Separate sighting and matching firing periods
  • Limited use of performance enhancing rifle clothing and equipment
  • Target throwing distance in skeet shooting
  • Adjustment of targets in the double trap

Coverage in Shooting Times

We’ll be reporting on the shooting results from the Rio 2016 Olympics in Shooting Times.