Clay Shooting

Not The Com­mon­wealth Games

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Ne­go­ti­a­tions are un­der way to se­cure a Com­mon­wealth Shoot­ing Cham­pi­onships around the time of the Birm­ing­ham 2022 Com­mon­wealth Games, with Alt­car Ranges near Liver­pool be­ing floated as a pos­si­ble venue.

The Birm­ing­ham 2022 or­gan­is­ers con­firmed shoot­ing would not be part of the Games pro­gramme, spark­ing a fu­ri­ous re­ac­tion from In­dia, who threat­ened to boy­cott the Games al­to­gether.

Ad­di­tion­ally, the Shoot­ers Union of Aus­tralia has called for Aus­tralia to sup­port In­dia’s boy­cott.

Britain’s sports min­is­ter, Nigel Adams, told in­sid­e­thegames.com “I have al­ready writ­ten to the Com­mon­wealth Games Fed­er­a­tion to see if we can ac­com­mo­date shoot­ing in some form, maybe a Com­mon­wealth Shoot­ing Cham­pi­onships,” adding: “It’s im­por­tant that we do get a com­pe­ti­tion in 2022. I to­tally un­der­stand how pas­sion­ate peo­ple are about shoot­ing across the Com­mon­wealth. We want In­dia to be here, no ques­tion.”

The CGF has re­sponded that any cham­pi­onships in Britain would have to be or­gan­ised by Bri­tish Shoot­ing, could not be hosted si­mul­ta­ne­ously with the Games, and would need the ap­proval of the CGF. Bri­tish Shoot­ing are re­ported as say­ing: “As the In­ter­na­tional Shoot­ing Sport Fed­er­a­tion (ISSF) mem­ber fed­er­a­tion in Britain, we are happy to work with all the rel­e­vant bod­ies to gauge the ap­petite for such an event.”

 ??  ?? Above Aaron Head­ing won Trap sil­ver at Gold Coast 2018, but shoot­ing won’t be part of Birm­ing­ham 2022
Above Aaron Head­ing won Trap sil­ver at Gold Coast 2018, but shoot­ing won’t be part of Birm­ing­ham 2022

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