REPORT ABOUT ISSF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
AND ISSF ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL MEETING
On 12 and 13 November 2012 the ISSF Executive Committee and the ISSF Administrative
Council met for their second meetings this year in Acapulco, MEX. These meetings dealt
with the completion of the Technical Rules for the next Olympic Cycle 2013 to 2016.
During these very important meetings the detailed rules for the Finals in all Olympic Events
as of 1 January 2013 were discussed and finalized. 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. We are very pleased that all decisions to approve 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..
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.
ISSF VICE PRESIDENT GARY ANDERSON
AWARDED ‘OLYMPIC ORDER'
The ISSF President, Mr. Olegario Vazquez Rana, who is also an IOC Member, had the great
honor to award - in the name of IOC President Jacques Rogge - the IOC Olympic Order to
Mr. Gary Anderson, ISSF Vice-President for his outstanding support of the Olympic Movement.
The Olympic Order – which is the highest award of the Olympic moment, was awarded to
Mr. Anderson during the ISSF Meetings, taking place in Acapulco, Mexico, yesterday.
“Gary Anderson has devoted his life to sport, both as an athlete and as a sports administrator
in the USA and at the International Shooting Sport Federations. . Anderson placed his knowledge
and experience as an elite athlete at the service of sports administration.” The ISSF President,
Mr. Olegario Vazquez Raña, said.
“In recognition of your outstanding merit in the cause of world sport, and of your faithfulness to
the Olympic ideal, as illustrated by Pierre De Couberting, in the name of the IOC President
Jacques Rogge we award you the Olympic Order.” Mr. Olegario Vazquez Raña said.
The ISSF sends once again our sincere congratulations to Mr. Anderson.
sources from ISSF Website -
Posted by Thom Erik Syrdahl