Shooting – International Shooting Sport Federation
International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) is an organization that governs international shooting sports. While far from the only such organization, ISSF is the one that is a member of the International Olympic Committee and so it is in charge of the Olympic shooting events. Not all ISSF shooting events are Olympic, however. With 154 national member federations, ISSF has its headquarters in Munich, Germany. Its current President is Olegario Vázquez Raña and its Secretary General is Horst G. Schreiber.
ISSF controls two kinds of shooting competitions:
- The actual shooting competitions at the Summer Olympics
- The shooting events included in the Olympic program, or by extension all ISSF shooting events, even the non-Olympic ones (it is used in this meaning particularly in the United States to distinguish ISSF shooting from a large number of other shooting sports that may be more popular there)