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IBSA Shooting Subcommittee calls for suggestions to improve blind shooting rules

  • Date: 23-08-2012
  • Related to: Shooting
Picture of the target used by blind and partially sighted shootersThe IBSA Shooting Subcommittee, led by Stefan Kopcik from Slovakia, has called on all nations and individuals interested in shooting for the blind and partially sighted to submit proposals on rule changes for the period 2014-2017.

IBSA’s shooting rulebook was updated in 2011 following consultation with stakeholders. The rules for 2011 - 2013 were approved by the IBSA Techical Committee and the IBSA Executive Board.

However, due to changes in the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) and International Paralympic Committee (IPC) rules, all parties with an interest in the sport are now invited to put forward suggestions for amendment to the rules with the aim of improving and clarifying certain areas of the rules.

IBSA member countries and individuals alike are invited to submit their proposals to Stefan Kopcik at snsss@internet.sk. Amendments to the rules will be adopted, where appropriate, at the next subcommittee meeting and the new rules will be submitted to the IBSA Sports Director and Executive Board for approval.

By bringing IBSA rules into line with the ISSF and IPC laws, IBSA Shooting’s ultimate aim is to secure at least one blind shooting event on the Paralympic programme for Rio 2016.
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