ISSF Secretary General Impressed by Olympic Venues

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (December 2, 2011)

“We have been visiting the Olympic Shooting venues in London, and we were very impressed: it’s going to be a beautiful location for the Shooting Sport,” said the ISSF Secretary General Franz Schreiber upon returning from an official visit in London on Nov. 30.

“The ISSF Technical Delegates checked the venues, and we are very pleased with the status quo. The installation of the electronics is starting now: the schedule has been respected.” 

“Shooting will award the first Gold medal of the 2012 Games, and we are expecting a great number of media and spectators. The ISSF has been working hard with the LOCOG, and we have been pleased to work with Peter Underhill, the manager for shooting events.” The ISSF Vice President, Mr. Gary Anderson, said during the ISSF Championship Organizers Workshop. 

“The preparation for the Olympic Games is proceeding accordingly to the schedule, and the ISSF Pre-Olympic World Cup will be the largest test events put in place by LOCOG, among 43 different test events which has been conducted, so far.” Mr. Peter Underhill said. 

The ISSF Pre-Olympic world cup will kick off on the 17th of April 2012, and a record number of shooter is expected to participate in 15 shooting events in Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun disciplines.

“We are expecting more than 700 participating athletes during the test match. That’s sensibly more than the Games. The feeling we have is that if we get this right, there won’t be problems at the Olympics.” Sport Work’s Tom Wenham, the manager in charge of running the logistic of the event, said. “The Pre-Olympic World Cup will be a LOCOG event, in the frame of the London Prepares program.” He added. “It will be a comprehensive test, both inside the ranges, and outside.”

Re-posted courtesy of the ISSF


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