Shooting_ISSFNovember 15 - Changes to the rules of events organised by the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) will come into effect on January 1 after being approved by the Executive Committee and Administrative Council.

The modifications, which affect the final round presentation and rapid-fire pistol final round, were developed after meetings with the International Olympic Committee IOC Olympic Broadcast System and were then discussed with many shooters and coaches from member federations.

Major tests were conducted in February and August and the rule changes will now govern the conduct of the 2011 and 2012 ISSF Championships and the 2012 Olympic Games.

The ISSF received several comments from IOC members, member federation officials and ISSF officials during the World Championships in Munich and the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Singapore, urging it to improve the rapid-fire pistol final because the present system is neither very attractive nor media friendly.

The ISSF is planning to organise a demonstration competition for the new rapid-fire pistol final that will help athletes, coaches, range officers and judges prepare for the new final before the 2011 World Cups begin.

To view the rule changes click here.

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