ISSF and IPC extend their collaboration to Shotgun Shooting

A new agreement to develop Shotgun Shooting events for disabled shooters has been signed between ISSF and IPC, authorizing the Italian Shotgun Shooting Federation FITAV to conduct competition tests based on ISSF regulations.

The International Shooting Sport Federation and the International Paralympic Committee extended their collaboration with an agreement regarding Shotgun Shooting events, signed by the ISSF President, Mr. Olegario Vazquez Raña, and by the IPC Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Xavier Gonzalez, on the 16th of January.

Under the guidance of the International Shooting Sport Federation, and with the recognition of the International Paralympic Committee, the “Federazione Italiana di Tiro a Volo (FITAV)” - the Italian Shotgun Shooting Federation - is entrusted to implement a project to develop Shotgun events for disabled shooters, based on ISSF Shotgun regulations.


On this path, FITAV has received the authorization to conduct test competitions for disabled shotgun shooters, in order to report to the International Shooting Sport Federation.


“Our Federation supports the idea of launching a project to develop shooting events for disables athletes.” The ISSF Secretary General, Mr. Franz Schreiber, said.


“The ISSF and the IPC are collaborating since years in the field of Rifle and Pistol competitions, and we are now willing to extend our agreements to Shotgun Shooting events”


Today’s agreement comes after the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the ISSF and the International Paralympic Committee on the 10 of November 2010, which covered several areas including management, promotion of competitions and events, knowledge exchange and general development of the Paralympic Sport and participating athletes.



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