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Updated: April 6, 2020

 

April 6, 2020

Updated: USA Shooting COVID-19- Statement regarding National and Junior Olympic Championships

Shotgun Skeet National Championships, scheduled for June 4-10, 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado,  Shotgun Skeet and Trap Junior Olympic National Championships scheduled for June 11-20, 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Rifle Pistol National Championships scheduled for June 19-26, 2020 at Ft. Benning, Georgia are all postponed to a later date TBD.

With this information, we will now begin the process of rescheduling the above mentioned events, potentially in the Fall of 2020. 

We will continually provide updates as information becomes available.

 

March 24, 2020:

Updated: Olympic And Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 Officially Postponed To 2021

USA Shooting is monitoring the situation for the Tokyo Olympic Games. Based on what we know now with the Games postponed until 2021, we are working on contingency planning. We will continue to build our plan that supports a successful 2021 campaign.

This includes working with our Stakeholder Organizations (ISSF, WSPS, USOPC, and IOC) to gain greater clarity within the current environment.

We are constantly monitoring the situation and at the same time are staying agile and adjusting our plans accordingly.

 

March 18, 2020:

Updated: OPTC Closure and Dining Update

The OPTC announced today that all training venues will be closed and will remain closed for 30 days. The OPTC is currently operating with only essential staff and vendors. Resident athletes can still live on-site at the OPTC.

If necessary, athletes can pick up their equipment today and tomorrow. If an athlete needs to pick up their equipment another day, please contact your NGB to make arrangements with the OPTC. 

Strength and Conditioning leads are prepared to work with athletes and send out remote workout programs as well as provide some equipment to those resident athletes to train in their rooms.

 

Please refer to the communication below sent by the OPTC: 

"Dear Athletes and NGB leadership –

Beginning Wednesday March 18, all training venues (pool, velodrome, gymnasiums, strength and conditioning) will be closed. This closure will remain in effect for 30 days per the Governor’s orders. This is a fluid situation that the State will continue to monitor and the duration could be extende

Please note that Sports Medicine will remain open during this time

All facility use and/or off-site residents who may have previously had access to the training center for training and/or meals will no longer be allowed on campus as there will be no training taking place. All onsite residents and those athletes currently in-house will continue to be able to live at the OPTC and receive meals from dining, per the procedure explained in our previous email. 

 OPTC Dining Update as of 3/17/2020:

Pursuant to the State of Colorado Public Health Retail Food Establishment COVID-19 Order, the OPTC Dining Hall in Colorado Springs – classified as a restaurant –  needs to be closed to all sit-down dining immediately. While this changes the service at the CSOPTC, we remain committed to serving high quality and healthy food to our resident and in-house athletes by providing ‘to-go’ type meals to athletes. Please see the information below for updates related to food service at the OPTC 

  • Beginning with dinner today (on March 17) and all meals thereafter, the following procedures will be put in place
    • Dining hall staff will be limiting the number of athletes entering the dining hall to no more than five (5) at a time.
    • Once in the dining hall, athletes will be offered their menu options at a distance of six (6) feet.
    • Athletes will indicate the food they want and staff will box up the food for the athlete to take away.
    • The athletes will then select a bottled beverage of their choosing (water, juice, or Powerade) before leaving the dining hall.
    • As an athlete exits the facility, a staff member will allow the next athlete to enter.
    • Athletes may not congregate around the dining hall entrance, per policy.
  • The previously announced dining hall schedule will continue unchanged
    • Breakfast           7 – 9:30 a.m.                     
    • Lunch                 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.               
    • Dinner                5 – 7 p.m.           

 Again, the OPTC is committed to ensuring all resident and in-house athletes receive the nutrients they need to maintain healthy training and preparation. Any changes to the service outlined above will be communicated as soon as possible.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we work to safely accommodate OPTC athletes."

 

 

March 16, 2020:

Updated: USA Shooting COVID-19- Statement regarding Smallbore Rifle Olympic Trials Part 2

USA Shooting is in the process of rescheduling the Smallbore Rifle Olympic Trials Part 2. 

As of now, we are looking at the dates of May 23-24 for competition. Proposed training May 19-21, and PET May 22, 2020.

The location is still to be determined. 

As we look to reschedule, we will do so in consultation with our stakeholders (including but not limited to: USAMU, WCAP, NCAA, USOPC, U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center).

We will continually provide updates as information becomes available.

 

March 16, 2020:

Updated: USA Shooting COVID-19- Operations

In the interest and health of our wellbeing of our athletes and staff, USA Shooting is operating with minimum staffing in the office beginning today until Friday, April 3rd, 2020. 

We’re still here if you need to get a hold of us, please don’t hesitate to reach out via phone or email!

For more information and USOPC Coronavirus Updates please visit: https://www.teamusa.org/coronavirus

 

March 13, 2020:

Updated: USA Shooting COVID-19- Statement regarding Smallbore Rifle Olympic Trials Part 2

Smallbore Rifle Olympic Trials Part 2, scheduled for March 29-31, 2020 at Ft. Benning, Georgia has been cancelled per the Ft. Benning Commanding General.

With this information, we will now begin the process of rescheduling the Smallbore Rifle Olympic Trials Part 2. As we look to reschedule, we will do so in consultation with our stakeholders (including but not limited to: USAMU, WCAP, NCAA, USOPC, U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center).

We will continually provide updates as information becomes available.

 

 

March 12, 2020:

USA Shooting COVID-19- Statement regarding Rifle-Pistol National Junior Olympic Championships and Smallbore Rifle Olympic Trials Part 2 

The Rifle-Pistol National Junior Olympic Championships originally scheduled for April 6-26, 2020 have been postponed by USA Shooting Leadership (in consultation with our Coaching Staff, Administrators, and The COVID-19 Taskforce).

The rescheduled date will be announced via our website and social media platforms as soon as a decision has been made. USA Shooting will resend Junior Olympic invites to those who have previously qualified. Athletes will have a new opportunity to either accept or decline.

Participants can request a lodging deposit refund for Junior Olympics. If you would like a refund, please email rpjuniorolympics@usashooting.org. USA Shooting can also hold the deposit should the later date work. 

Regarding Smallbore Rifle Olympic Trials Part 2, scheduled for March 29-31, 2020 at Ft. Benning, Georgia we are currently evaluating the practicality based on the current environment and are continuing as planned. In the interim, we are looking into alternative options for potential venues and dates. We will continually provide updates as the situation develops. 

Any rescheduling of these events will be done in consultation with our stakeholders (including but not limited to: USAMU, WCAP, NCAA, USOPC, U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center).

We will update our community with more information once it becomes available.

For more information on USOPC Coronavirus Updates please visit: https://www.teamusa.org/coronavirus

 

 

March 9, 2020:

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

 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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