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FIFA supports new dates for Tokyo Olympics and submits seat allocation plan

FIFA supports new dates for Tokyo Olympics and submits seat allocation plan

ON March 31; The International Shooting Sports Federation issued a statement on the 30th of local time in support of the new hosting time of the Tokyo Olympic Games as determined by the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee, confirming that the obtained Olympic seats are valid, and Issues such as subsequent Olympic qualification distribution were explained.   

On the 30th, the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games from the International Olympic Committee, the International Paralympic Committee, the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, and the Japanese Government will be announced from July 23 to August 8, 2021.   

In the statement, the International Shooting Federation introduced that the probability of hosting an Olympic qualifying match in 2020 is extremely low. The International Shooting Federation has requested the International Olympic Committee to adopt the rules established in 2017 based on the world rankings as of May 31, 2020. Allocate 12 seats, one for each sub-item (except 3 mixed group projects). The remaining 16 seats belong to the European region, and related qualifications can be played in 2021. The statement also said that the International Shooting Federation has submitted a plan for the exchange and reallocation of seats and will wait for the approval of the International Olympic Committee.   

From the 2018 World Championships in Korea to the Rio de Janeiro World Cup station at the end of August 2019, the Chinese rifle project won a total of 20 Olympic seats in advance. In the UFO project, the Chinese team currently has two seats for women, two for women and one for men.   

According to the relevant person in charge of the Shooting and Archery Sports Management Center of the General Administration of Sport of China, considering that there will be concurrent events, the Chinese team hopes to exchange a seat of a rifle or a pistol for a multi-directional men's seat of a flying saucer. Two pairs of players can be sent to participate in the UFO multi-directional mixed team competition.   

The Olympic shooting competition has a total of 15 events, which usually start early in the morning on the second day of the opening ceremony.

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