New Delhi to host 2017 ISSF Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun World Cup Finals

India’s capital New Delhi has been awarded the 2017 International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun World Cup Finals.

The decision to give the events to the 2010 Commonwealth Games hosts was confirmed at the ISSF’s Executive Committee meeting in Moscow, where President Olegario Vazquez Raña and secretary general Franz Schreiber were in attendance.

This year's World Cup Final for rifle and pistol competitions is due to take place in Bologna from October 4 to 10, in what will be the first time the Italian city has held an ISSF event in those disciplines.

The Shotgun World Cup Final is due to be held in Italy's capital Rome, a candidate city for the 2024 Olympics, between October 10 and 16.

The Executive Committee also designated the ISSF technical delegates for competitions in 2018 and approved further development steps for the ISSF target sprint, the "Sport for All" event which combines air rifle shooting and running.

The first ISSF Target Sprint World Championship is due to be organised in conjunction with the 2017 ISSF Rifle and Pistol Junior World Championship, to be held in German city Suhl from September 22 to 30.

During the meeting, Vazquez Raña awarded the "President Button" - the ISSF’s highest honour - to Executive Committee members Kevin Kilty of Ireland and Raninder Singh of India in recognition of their hard work and support for the ISSF.

The 2016 ISSF General Assembly is due to be held in Russia’s capital tomorrow and Saturday (July 2).