A decision on shooting's location at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games is yet to be confirmed ©Getty Images

The Paris 2024 Organising Committee has dismissed the possibility of hosting shooting events at the National Centre of Sports Shooting in Déols, near Châteauroux.

According to French publication L'Équipe, this reaction came after an appeal was launched by Châteauroux representatives and the Indre department to host the shooting events in 2024 if the constraints at La Courneuve in Seine-Saint-Denis are too severe.  

A meeting with Solideo, the state-owned company responsible for the delivery of the Olympics, and the Interministerial Delegation to the Olympic and Paralympic Games (DIJOP) was held a few days ago.

The technical and other logistical challenges to renovate the temporary site of La Courneuve, a former military ground that requires decontamination before being permitted to stage Olympic and Paralympic events, was discussed in the meeting.

"All the players have confirmed their desire to find solutions so that the Courneuve site can host the shooting events in 2024," a Paris 2024 statement said.

"Organising shooting events in Châteauroux is not an option.

"A political meeting will be held in the coming days with the elected officials of Seine-Saint-Denis to bring out solutions to ensure the development of the site within the time limits, in compliance with environmental commitments, and to meet the specifications from the IOC and the International Shooting Federation."

Another meeting is scheduled for the second week of March where members of Solideo, the Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (OGOC), and other officials will once again analyse if the development of La Courneuve is possible given the time constraints.