ISSF Adopts New Rules for 2013; USA Shooting Rule Changes Still to Come

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (November 21, 2012)

At a meeting in Acapulco, Mexico, last week, the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) adopted new shooting rules for 2013 that will significantly impact the sport.  USA Shooting leadership is currently reviewing those rules and will issue separate updates to their rulebook in terms of how those changes will be implemented across the organization from club/junior-level events to major national championships, World Cup and World Championship-qualifying events. 

The ISSF stated during the recent meetings in Mexico, that many discussions with athletes and coaches regarding the new rules helped to develop excellent solutions and some compromises that will help the shooting sport move forward in reaching one of his goals in becoming a more spectator and media- friendly sport.  They noted that the approval of the new technical and Finals rules were unanimous.

“This once again shows that the shooting sport is united and works for the benefit of the sport and the Olympic Movement,” said an ISSF statement. 

USA Shooting staff is analyzing the changes and will determine how the new rules will be adapted for USA Shooting use. We expect to have 2013 USA Shooting Rules posted on the website in early January.

The new rules will be published in the next days on the ISSF website and ISSF looks forward to using the new rules in all 2013 Championships.

Athletes, coaches, referees and members are asked to please check the USA Shooting website often in the New Year as we update relevant Team Policies and Procedures reflecting the new rules.

A summary of approved changes  for the 2013-16 ISSF Rules can be found in the link below:

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