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USA Shooting - Position Statement on Coronavirus [COVID-19] and World Cup – New Deli, India

March 9, 2020, Colorado Springs, Colorado

 The purpose of the memorandum is to ensure that the health and wellbeing of all USA Shooting Athletes [Junior and Senior levels] is our priority during the Coronavirus issue.   

Since the beginning of February 2020, USA Shooting has been monitoring the situation by examining the information and data that has been made public by these following organizations:

  • World Health Organization [who.int]
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [cdc.gov]
  • International Olympic Committee [Olympic.org]
  • Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee [tokyo2020.org]
  • United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee [teamusa.org]
  • World Shooting Para Sport [Paralympic.org]
  • International Shooting Sport Federation [issf-sports.org]
  • Statista Infographics Bulletin [www.statista.com]
  • The Emergency Email & Wireless Network [emergencyemail.org]


After careful consideration and the presentation of information that we have been able to establish, USA Shooting has come to the decision to not attend the World Cup- New Deli, India scheduled for March 2020.  

Additionally, the Olympic Test Event scheduled to take place in Tokyo, Japan April 15th is now cancelled. 

Our philosophy of athlete centricity is at the core foundation of our existence. We will continue to monitor the situation and plan forward in preparation for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Sincerely, 
Bob Gambardella, Interim Chief Executive Officer

 

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