"Positive feedbacks on new rules and team events" ISSF Secretary General Schreiber said.
The ISSF Secretary General Franz Schreiber returned from Nanjing (CHN) were he followed the 2nd Youth Olympic Games along with the ISSF President Olegario Vazquez Raña.
Nanjing's has been the first major international event where the new ISSF Rules have been applied. The first test in front of international guests and media representatives from all over the world.
The outcome? Absolutely positive, according to Mr. Schreiber's comments.
“The new finals have been a success here in Nanjing. The reactions of the athletes and of the spectators confirmed it once again.” He said.
“Several IOC members visited the shooting venue and followed our events, congratulating us for the changes introduced after London 2012. Along with the positive reactions of media, spectators, coaches and young athletes, this is yet another sign that we were going in the right direction, when changed our Finals.”
Nanjing also witnessed the introduction of two new Shooting sport competitions: the Mixed International Teams events.
“Mixed International Teams events are two new Shooting sport competitions introduced in occasion of the 2nd Youth Olympic Games. The format has been well welcomed here in Nanjing. We wanted our athletes to meet, to work together and to have fun, while competing in fair play.” Mr. Schreiber said. “I believe we achieved that and we are looking forward to develop such team concept also for other ISSF competitions.”
“The overall atmosphere we enjoyed here in Nanjing has been something unique, especially in the Final Hall, with the spectators cheering from the first to the last shot.”
The ISSF Secretary General also expressed his gratitude to the officials and the volunteers who worked for the success of the second YOG edition.
“The organization of the 2nd Youth Olympic Games has been great. The officials and the volunteers have been outstanding: we have to thank them for their work.” He said.
After the last Shooting competition of the Nanjing's Youth Olympic Games, it's now time to look forward.
“Fun, friendship and sharing experiences were the keywords of the 2nd Youth Olympic Games, in my opinion.” The ISSF Secretary General said. “Every Games has a different fingerprint, but I am sure that the same spirit will be transferred to Buenos Aires, where the next YOG will be held in 2018.”
“Shooting sport will be there, with its traditions and innovations.”