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05.06.2017

ISSF Executive Committee meets in Munich in the lead up to EGA

The meeting was called to discuss administrative matters related to the organization of the ISSF Extraordinary General Assembly (EGA) to be held on June 25 in Munich.

The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Executive Committee met in Munich, Germany, yesterday, June 4. Twelve out of 13 Committee members – all but ISSF Vice-President Wang Yifu (CHN) – were present at the roll call.

 

The meeting was called to discuss administrative matters related to the organization of the ISSF Extraordinary General Assembly (EGA) to be held on June 25 in Munich.

 

The ISSF has called an EGA to further explain and discuss the ISSF’s proposed, innovative amendments to the Olympic Programme, with a particular focus on gender equality and mixed-gender team events.

 

The proposed changes were the outcome of an extensive and collaborative two-year study carried out by a specially-commissioned Ad Hoc Committee, and were unanimously approved by the ISSF Executive Committee and Administrative Council in February 2017.

 

ISSF President Olegario Vàzquez Raña said:

 

“The Executive Committee met to discuss about several organizational matters in the lead up to our Extraordinary General Assembly. The EGA has been announced on April 25, and it will be held at the Hilton Park Hotel in Munich, on June 25, starting from 13.00. We are ready to welcome our 159 member federations in Munich, and we are going through all the necessary preparations.”

 

“Even if the IOC retains the final decision on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic program, we believe the EGA will be a great occasion to further explain of our innovative proposal and to listen to our member federations. This is part of an extensive process that involved all our stakeholders.”

 

“Shooting is one of the founding sports of the modern Olympic movement. At the same time, our events have always been evolving, with the introduction of electronic scoring, finals, and new competition formats."

 

"The Olympic Programme has also evolved through the years. We know that change is never easy, but we have to keep on adapting to be as relevant as possible to modern audiences, to share our values with youth and to develop our grassroots community.”

 

ISSF Press Office