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18 Dec 2017

ISSF Rules Changes for 2018-2020 approved

The ISSF Administrative Council has just approved rules changes that will go into effect on January 1st, 2018. A new Second Print 01/2018 version of the ISSF Official Statutes, Rules and Regulations will govern all ISSF Championships for 2018 though the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The ISSF Constitution designates the Administrative Council, a 35-person body elected by the General Assembly or appointed by Continental Confederations, as the ISSF body that is responsible for “approval of technical rules for shooting events.”  

Rules changes include technical rules for the new Mixed Team events that were needed to implement International Olympic Committee (IOC) decisions regarding the Olympic Shooting Program for Tokyo 2020 and the June 25th 2017 Extraordinary General Assembly decision to accept those changes. One significant rule change adopted by the Council is an increase in the numbers of shots in women’s shooting events so they will now be the same as the men’s events.  This decision reflects the ISSF’s commitment to the IOC Agenda 2020 goal of gender equality in sports. Rules changes also include many, mostly minor changes to resolve interpretation issues or to address questions received by the ISSF concerning the rules.  

The complete ISSF Official Statutes, Rules and Regulations, Second Print 01/2018 can be downloaded from the ISSF website at