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2016 Olympic Coverage

Media coverage of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team for Shooting

Matt Emmons: the smiling Olympian who survived missed medals and cancer

The gold-medal winning shooter has had to overcome thyroid cancer, hitting the wrong target and a new home country as he pursues glory in Rio this summer. FROM THE GUARDIAN -- MARCH 15, 2016.

Super-focus mind hacks from Olympic skeet shooter and vet Vincent Hancock

Olympic skeet shooter and Army veteran Vincent Hancock reveals the mind tricks that helped him claim two gold medals as he prepares to go for a third at Rio. FROM MILITARY TIMES, FEBRUARY 27, 2016.

The shot of a lifetime

In the late 1990s, one of the most sought-after high school recruits in the nation didn’t play basketball or football. Instead, he was a marksman from Mount Holly, New Jersey, who had already set a junior world record as a 16-year-old in the 50-meter rifle three-position event. NCAA.org from March 11, 2016.

Crafting Her Own Fate

Confidence breeds success and there’s no greater example of that than the rise of skeet shooter Morgan Craft in 2015. Shooting Sports USA from February 17, 2016.

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Julie Golob supporting My Olympic Sport Campaign at 2016 SHOT Show.

Julie Golob supporting My Olympic Sport Campaign at 2016 SHOT Show.
Shooting​ for Gol​d • The K​im Rhode​ Story

The International Shooting Sport Federation calls Kim Rhode "the most successful shotgun shooter of all time." Yet this four-time Olympic medalist is also a full-time adventurist— loving nothing more than, well, anything. With interests ranging from cars, cooking and collecting to fishing, hiking and hunting, Kim takes on everything with an infectious zest for life. NOTE: Well-done story done on Kim Rhode by the NRA that debuted prior to her Olympic run in 2012.

The 10 pictures that will get you hyped for the Olympics

The Olympic Media Summit gives prospective Olympians and media members a chance to meet each other for stories outside of the pressure of competition. Our friends at USA TODAY Sports images also get the opportunity to take pictures of the athletes, and they run from the awe-inspiring to goofy. March 9, 2016

U.S. Olympic Committee to athletes on Zika: Decide for yourself

Olympic committee will provide assistance but not advice on whether to go to Brazil. Kim Rhode comments. Washington Post, March 8, 2016

Veteran US Olympians Ready for Possible Last Grasps at Gold. Voice of America, Kim Rhode featured. March 9, 2016

Record-breaking swimmer Phelps among ‘retired’ athletes diving back into sport for Rio Games; ‘It’s just a craving,' said runner aiming to be oldest US marathoner in Olympic history

USA Shooting’s Wonderful Olympic Women

The Olympics are almost here. These are the women that will represent the USA! Beard, Rhode and Cogdell featured.

Going for the Gold: Morgan Craft Takes Aim at the Olympics

 SULLIVAN COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) Our going for the gold reports continue as we count down to the Rio Summer games.  Our next athlete is making a name for herself in the world of firearms.  Reporter Brittany Sweeney introduces us to a skeet shooter on the U.S. Olympic team.  

Going for the Gold: Skeet Shooter

Pennsylvania woman was the 2015 world champion and is now one of two women shooting skeet for the 2016 U.S. team

Rio In Sight: Matt Emmons

For Emmons, the target has never appeared more clear. Article appeared in Shooting Sports USA on April 5, 2016.

Meet Kim Rhodes: Mother, wife and Olympic trap and skeet shooter

Taking a shot at a sixth Olympics. Kim Rhode is a five-time Olympic medal winner in double trap and skeet shooting. Deirdre Fitzpatrick reports she hopes to head to Rio for her 6th games with her secret weapon. From the Kim Rhode Media Day captured by NBC, aired in Orlando.

Olympic Shooter Kim Rhode Talks Journey Into Sixth Games

Kim Rhode is heading into her sixth Olympic Games, and tells Us Weekly, ‘I’m not calling it quits’ Printed in US Weekly on April 13, 2016.

David Higgins enjoying spotlight on Team USA 4/12/16

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North Texan to Become 3-Time Olympic Skeet Shooter

U.S. Olympic skeet shooter Vincent Hancock, of Fort Worth, won the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Games. He looks to repeat as Olympic champion in Rio de Janeiro.

Your Comprehensive Guide To The 15 Olympic Shooting Events

TeamUSA Article -- April 15, 2016

The Stigmatized Olympians

The very thing that makes shooting the most controversial Olympic sport—its use of guns—also provides a strong base of support. Wall Street Journal Article, April 15, 2016.

Record-Setting Olympian Kim Rhode Gets Ready for Rio - Opportunity Lives

Comeback tells the inspiring, true stories of real-life Americans overcoming adversity in our nation’s cities and communities. Posted on the Opportunity Lives Blog on April 18, 2016.

Who is... Vincent Hancock

Get to know U.S. skeet shooter Vincent Hancock. NBCOlympics webpage April 25, 2016.

What you've missed since London: Shooting

FInd out what has happened in shooting since the 2012 Olympics. NBC Olympics webpage. April 24, 2016.