IOC approves new Shooting program for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games

Two new mixed team events will be part of the 2nd Youth Olympic Games Program, while the total number of quotas will remain unchanged.

The IOC has approved the Shooting program for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games. The program includes the previously approved individual events, 10m Air Rifle Men, 10m Air Rifle Women, 10m Air Pistol Men and 10m Air Pistol Women plus two new events, 10m Air Rifle Mixed Teams and 10m Air Pistol Mixed Teams.


The number of participation quotas for the individual events remains the same (20 quotas per 4 events, for a total of 80 quotas). Athletes who compete in the individual events will also form two-person mixed teams (one male, one female) according to their place finishes in the individual events. No additional athlete quotas were allocated for those events.


All teams will be composed of one male and one female athlete based on their final rankings in the individual Air Rifle and Air Pistol Men and Women events. The 1st place Air Rifle Men athlete will be paired with the 20th place Air Rifle Women athlete. The 2nd place Air Rifle Men athlete will be paired with the 19th place Air Rifle Women athlete, and so forth. The same system will apply for the Pistol event.


Mixed Team events will take place over two days, following the four days of individual competitions. On the first day, all team members will shoot a Qualification program of 40 shots. The scores of each team member will be added and the combined results will determine the best 16 teams that advance to the next Round of 16 competitions on the same day. In the Round of 16, eight pairs of teams compete. The events will then continue with Quarterfinals, Semi-finals and Medal Matches on the second competition day.


In the team duels, the two members of each team will fire one shot on command. The scores of the two team-members will be combined and compared with the combined score of the other team. The team with the higher total will score one point. The paired teams will continue to fire single shots on command until one team scores ten points to win that round of competition.


Detailed technical rules for the YOG Mixed Team events will be provided after the ISSF Administrative Council meeting in November 2012.



Marco Dalla Dea