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USA Shooting Well-Represented Among ISSF Leadership after 2014 Elections


enters his ninth consecutive Presidential term since his fi rst election in 1980. “Thank you for your loy-


The International Shoot-


ing Sport Federation (ISSF) General Assembly was held December 2-3 in Munich, Germany, where delegates from 122 countries, repre- senting 128 member fed- erations met to elect all ISSF leadership positions. USA Shooting will be well-repre- sented among the highest ranks of the ISSF as a result of the election. Under re-elected Presi-


dent Olegario Vazquez Raña (MEX, pictured right), two- time Olympic champion and current USA Shooting Board of Director (BOD) member Gary Anderson (pictured center) will serve as one of four Vice Presidents. USA Shooting CEO/Executive Di- rector Robert Mitchell will remain on the 15-person


Administrative Council and was elected as one of fi ve members of the Executive Committee. USA Shooting President Dr. James Lally is Chair of the Medical Com- mittee, while Susan Abbott is Pistol Committee Chair. USA Shooting BOD member Robert Aylward is a member of the Technical Committee, and 1984 Olympic bronze medalist Wanda Jewell is member of the Rifl e Com- mittee. The ISSF General Assem-


bly re-elected Vazquez Raña (MEX) to another four-year term as President receiv- ing 165 votes to beat sole challenger Sheik Salman Al Sabah (KUW), who collected 128 votes. Vazquez Raña – a four-time Olympian and a rifl e shooting record-setter –


alty and for your trust,” Vazquez Raña said to the Delegates right after his re- election. “You have given me the opportunity to reaffi rm my commitment to all sport shooters of the world and to this sport family that I love. You can be certain that for the upcoming four years, changes and developments will continue. We will keep on working on our agenda, to make us stronger, to reach more athletes all around the world, so that our beloved sport will become more at- tractive to people and more solid in the Olympic move- ment. I am convinced that with your support the next four years will be really pro- ductive, because if we are united the future of our sport will be bright.” Franz Schreiber (GER,


pictured left) was elected as the new ISSF Secretary Gen- eral by unanimous decision of the General Assembly. The two-time Olympic


Champion Wang Yifu of the People’s Republic of China and the President of the European Shooting Confed-


eration Vladimir Lisin (RUS) were also elected as Vice Presidents joining and in- cumbent Luciano Rossi (ITA). “Thanks for your confi -


dence,” said Anderson after his re-election. “This is not only a special honor, it is a special duty and commit- ment to all our athletes and national federations. I will keep on working as hard as I can to fulfi ll this duty.” In other General Assem-


bly news, the ISSF General Assembly awarded the 2017 ISSF Shotgun World Champi- onship to Moscow, Russia, beating out Maribor, Slove- nia. Eight total candidate cities were received includ- ing a bid submitted by USA Shooting to host the event at its Certifi ed Training Cen- ter at the Tucson Trap and Skeet Club, site of the 2012 Olympic Team Trials and two previous World Cups. Bids were also received from the Royal Spanish Shooting Federation (Granada), the Cyprus Shooting Sport Fed- eration (Nicosia), the Fed- eration Mexicana de Tiro y Caza (Acapulco), the Nation- al Rifl e Association of India (New Delhi), and the Malta Shooting Sport Federation (Mosta).


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8 USA Shooting News | Year in Review 2014


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