The Sport Technical Committee (STC) for International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Shooting worked on building a strong foundation for the upcoming competition year during its annual meeting last weekend at the IPC Headquarters in Bonn, Germany.
After July’s successful World Championships in Zagreb, Croatia, there was much discussion on taking the sport forward in the lead up to the London 2012 Paralympic Games. IPC Shooting Sport Manager Athena Charitaki said that the committee took the opportunity to discuss planning appropriate courses for referees and classifiers of the Paralympic Sport, and their certification and licensing.
Ms. Charitaki added: “A lot of work was done over the weekend. Together we held meetings on successfully carrying out plans for the upcoming year and beyond. The Paralympic Sport is growing constantly, and as a result we are making sure to develop with it.”
“Additionally, IPC Shooting will be re-opening the process in finding an organizer for the 2011 European Championships in the next few days. Due to funding challenges, Great Britain unfortunately had to withdraw their initial interest.”
Ms. Charitaki said the committee also carried out final revisions of IPC Shooting’s Technical Rules and Regulations.
The entire IPC Shooting STC was in attendance from 19-21 November, including Chairperson Mr. Rune Soelier (NOR), Vice Chairperson Mr. Jalil Koohpayehzadeh Esfahani (IRI), Head of Classification Ms. Sally Hall (GBR), Head of Competition & Officiating Mr. Ferrol van Hoeven (NED), as well as IPC Shooting Sport Manager Athena Charitaki.