Olympic gold medallist Peter Wilson lams into ISSF – International Shooting Sport Federation for ditching Double Trap from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Extraordinary General Assembly (EGA) on 25 June rubber-stamped it’s 9 June decision to drop 50m Rifle Prone, 50m Pistol and Double Trap from the Tokyo 2020 Shooting Sport Olympic program.
As a response to criticism from shooters, it created a forum comprising athletes, coaches and representatives from Member Federations to review the shooting events for the 2024 Olympic Games and beyond.
ISSF president Olegario Vázquez Raña says: “I call for unity. I call for friendship among all the Member Federations so we can continue working together as we have always done, as one big family.”
Meanwhile, one of Raña’s staunchest supporters, Carlos Silva Monterroso, President of the Shooting Confederation of the Americas (CAT), called for ISSF vice-president Luciano Rossi to be referred to the world governing body’s Ethics Committee for his campaign to defend double trap. Full story here: www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1051733/exclusive-call-made-for-issf-vice-president-to-be-referred-to-ethics-committee-as-shooting-war-turns-nasty
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