ISSF DRESS CODE 2012
14 December 2011
ISSF Regulations Regarding
the Clothing of Athletes and Officials
International Shooting Sport Federation
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ISSF Rule 18.104.22.168 It is the responsibility of competitors and officials to appear
on the range dressed in a manner appropriate to a public event. This must be
controlled by the Jury.
All sports are concerned with the image they present to the public and media.
Olympic sports, in particular, are judged by whether their competitors look like
athletes and their officials appear professional. Shooting’s ability to grow as a sport\
and attract new participants and fans as well as Shooting’s future status in the
Olympic movement are affected by how its athletes and officials appear to the public
and media. The ISSF Executive Committee established the ISSF Dress Code to
provide specific regulations and guidelines for the implementation of Rule 22.214.171.124.
B. CLOTHING REGULATIONS FOR ATHLETES
1. All clothing worn by competitors in training, elimination, qualification and finals
round competitions must be clothing that is appropriate for wear by athletes in
international-class sports competitions. Their clothing must convey positive
images of shooting athletes as competitors in an Olympic sport.
2. During award or other ceremonies, athletes are required to be dressed in their
official national uniform or national training suits (tops and bottoms of training or
warm-up uniforms including sport shoes). For teams, all members of the team
must wear appropriate national uniforms (Rule 126.96.36.199).
3. Rifle competitors must comply with Rifle Clothing Regulations described in Rule
7.4.6. If they do not wear special shooting trousers or shoes, the clothing worn
during competitions must comply with this ISSF Dress Code.
4. Pistol competitors must comply with Pistol Clothing Regulations described in
5. Shotgun competitors must comply with Shotgun Clothing Regulations described
in Rule 9.9.1.
6. The intention of ISSF pistol and shotgun clothing rules is that athletes in
competitions must wear sports-type clothing that incorporates or displays
national, NOC or National Federation colors and emblems. Appropriate clothing
for wear during competitions includes training suits, tracksuits or warm-up
uniforms, etc. as issued by national federations or NOCs.
7. Prohibited clothing items for competitions and award ceremonies include blue
jeans, jeans or similar trousers in non-sporting colors, camouflage clothing,
sleeveless T-shirts, shorts that are too short, ragged cut-off shorts, all types of
sandals, trousers with patches or holes as well as shirts or trousers with nonsporting
or inappropriate messages (See Rule 6.10.1). Sporting colors should
be national uniform colors. If national colors are not worn, non-sporting colors
that should be avoided are camouflage, plaids, khaki, olive or brown.
8. Changing clothes must be done in designated areas and not on the field of play
(no changing on the firing points or in the ranges).
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9. All clothing must comply with ISSF Eligibility and Sponsorship Rules
regarding the display of manufacturer and sponsor marks.
C. CLOTHING REGULATIONS FOR OFFICIALS
1. The ISSF Dress Code also applies to ISSF Jury Members and National
Technical Officials including Range Officers and Shotgun Referees.
2. Competition officials must wear clothing that reflects the professional nature of
their responsibilities. While they are on duty, Jury Members must wear the red
Jury vests that are available from ISSF Headquarters. While they are on duty,
Shotgun Referees must wear the blue Referee vests that are available from
3. Competition officials may not wear any prohibited clothing items that are
described in paragraph B.7. above.
D. ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES
1. ISSF Equipment Control, Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun Juries are responsible for
enforcing ISSF Clothing Regulations and the ISSF Dress Code (Rule 188.8.131.52)
2. During ISSF Championships, ISSF Juries will issue written warnings with
requests to correct clothing violations for first violations. Athletes who receive
written warnings and who do not correct clothing violations (change clothing)
will be disqualified. Juries will normally give warnings during equipment
inspection or training. Juries may allow a competitor to complete a pre-event
training series or stage (shotgun or 25m pistol) before changing if sufficient time
to change is not available. No athlete will be permitted to participate in a
qualification or finals round competition or in an awards ceremony while wearing
inappropriate or prohibited clothing.
Note: Before and during the competitions, Juries shall use the Dress / Advertising
Code Violation Warning Form.
Posted by THOM ERIK SYRDAHL
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