Inside ISSF

The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF), was founded in 1907 and is the world governing body of shooting events at the Olympic Games but also regulates several non-Olympic shooting sport events. The ISSF headquarters is in Munich, Germany. In 2022, Luciano Rossi, a former Senator in the Italian Parliament and President of the Italian Shotgun federation (FITAV) was elected as President of ISSF.

ISSF brings together 163 member federations from 149 countries or territories around the world.

The Federation's activities include regulation of the sport, managing Olympic qualification events and quota places, as well as organization of international competitions such as the ISSF World Cup series and ISSF World Championships. In addition, ISSF has set up a development fund to assist federations and promotes innovative digital initiatives including virtual reality and Esports.

A core professional staff including technical, administrative, organisational, communications, marketing and legal experts are managed by Secretary General Alessandro Nicotra di San Giacomo. In addition, ISSF is supported by specialist committees and task forces covering all shooting discipline and stake holder groups.

The highest political entity in ISSF is the Congress, a gathering of all ISSF National Member Federations, and this body elects the Council and the Executive Council, who are delegated to supervise and manage the activities of ISSF.