ISSF Secretary General Passes Away

15 Dec 2010 By IPC

The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) has announced with great sorrow that their Secretary General Horst G. Schreiber passed away at the age of 82 on 11 December in Munich, Germany.

Mr. Schreiber was first elected as the ISSF Secretary General in 1980 and has served continuously in that capacity since. He was most recently re-elected at the ISSF General Assembly in July 2010.

Together with ISSF President Vázquez Raña, he was part of a leadership team that transformed the ISSF into the international governing body of a world sport with 160 member federations as well as into one of the strongest Olympic sports. His service to the shooting sport was always distinguished by complete, unselfish dedication to the best interests of the shooting sport and its athletes and national federations.

Mr. Schreiber was trained as a lawyer at the University of Munich and Harvard University in the USA. He practiced law in Munich since 1959, appearing before many courts in Munich and the Bavarian Supreme Court. His personal activities included leadership roles in the GAISF and in sports clubs for tennis, shooting and golf.

Mr. Schreiber was honoured with many awards that include the Blue Cross of the International Shooting Sport Federation, the Olympic Order in Silver from the International Olympic Committee and the Federal Cross of Merit with Ribbon of the Federal Republic of Germany and the highest honor granted by the ISSF, the President’s Button.

The ISSF President and the members of its Executive Committee and Administrative Council express their deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to his wife Heidi Schreiber, to his sons Wolfgang and Franz Schreiber, to his sister Wilma Schreiber, as well as to all members of his family.