This is definitely the most ridiculous thing I’ve heard in a while:
UIPM President, Dr h.c. Klaus Schormann stated that “the decision to introduce non-air pistol shooting was the second big step for the sport following the decision in 2008 to change to the combined run/shoot format. This is a significant development in terms of lowering the environmental impact of the sport.”
Source – HERE
It means they are going to be using LASER equipped guns for shooting instead of pellet guns. For those that don’t know, a laser beam travels in a perfectly straight line ALWAYS and is not affected by wind, gravity, etc.
Pellets are about the size of a couple of grains of rice and are typically made out of lead. Yea lead isn’t the greatest for the environment, but really… competitors for all over the world are going to be FLYING there to participate.. and they are worried about the environmental impact of a small amount of lead that could be easily recovered and re used?! HA!
I sure hope none of these people smoke, or have a resting heart rate of above 50 beats per minutes… all that pollution could mean the end of the world as we know it.
All these Olympians should head to Disney Land and ride buzz light year to practice.
Obligatory picture of my girlfriend and I on Buzz light year at Disney Land about a month ago:
Faces protected to preserve OPSEC :P
A PDF with more on non-air pistol shooting – HERE