Shooting events will be in the Olympics for at least the next two Games, the International Olympic Committee has confirmed.
At the 131st IOC session in Lima, the committee made its final decision on what sports will be represented in 2024 at the Paris Olympics – and shooting was among them. This means shooting continues its unbroken record of appearing in every Olympic Games since their first modern incarnation.
The ISSF press office confirmed that the IOC and the ISSF will undergo detailed discussion regarding the events programme, athlete quotas and venue planning.
Shooting events are undergoing drastic changes ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, with 50m rifle prone and 50m pistol set to be replaced by mixed-team airgun events.
ISSF president Olegario Vazquez Raña said: “We are a traditional and universal sport, constantly looking forward to the future.
“ISSF and the shooting sports keep on evolving on the road to Tokyo 2020 – and now Paris 2024 – with the introduction of new mixed team events and further updates to our rules, aiming to accomplish gender equality and to further spread our sport at grassroots level.
“We are looking forward to an inclusive decision process within our Federation while moving along the next steps, involving the whole shooting sport family in the discussion.”