International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF)

Fédération internationale de tir sportif
Federación Internacional de Tiro Deportivo
Internationaler Schiess-Sportverband

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1907-07-07 Zurich Switzerland


Founded by 8 national shooting federations. Set up following discussions, Jun 1906, Milan (Italy), during a 6-nation shooting competition, when it was agreed to draft a constitution and shooting regulations. Dissolved, 1915, during World War I but reorganized 16 Apr 1921, Paris (France). The initials 'UIT' had already been used before that date. Activities again suspended during World War II. Reorganized in 1947, with a change from French to English as official language but continuing the use of 'UIT' as initials. Constitution revised: Oct 1962, Cairo (Egypt); May 1970, Montreux; 15 Jul 1998, Barcelona (Spain); Mar 2000, Sydney (Australia).


Promote and manage development of amateur sport shooting; serve as centre for national federations and establish permanent relations among them; organize world championships; supervise shooting results within the framework of the Olympic Games and establish technical regulations for all branches of the sport.


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General Assembly; Council; Executive Committee; Committees. Recognized Continental Confederations (5): D-XD1126 - African Shooting Sport Federation; D-XE1053 - Asian Shooting Confederation (ASC); D-XD0815 - European Shooting Confederation (ESC); D-XD0246 - Oceania Shooting Federation (OSF); D-XD0839 - Confederación Americana de Tiro (CAT).


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