The International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) has said that the World Cup to be held in New Delhi in March next year will play a decisive role in qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics. The Olympics were scheduled to take place in the Japanese capital in July-August this year, but were postponed by a year due to the Kovid-19 epidemic.
The Shooting World Cup to be held in Delhi from March 19 to 26 next year will now be a joint tournament. The World Shooting Association said on its website, “The ISSF Rifle-Pistol-Shotgun World Cup to be held in New Delhi in 2021 will also confirm the final ranking of eligibility for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.”
The ISSF said, “This decision of the Executive Committee is consistent with the general procedure to ensure that the core qualification system adopted in 2013 remains intact.” It states, “It will be possible to achieve Olympic MQS (Minimum Qualification Score) in all ISSF Championships held in 2021 before the qualifying period (June 6, 2021).” ), Azerbaijan (Baku), Egypt (Cairo) and Italy (Lonato).
Earlier, Tokyo Olympics CEO Toshiro Muto and Japan Games International Olympic Committee (IOC) member-in-charge John Quets rejected a new study from Oxford University that the Tokyo Olympics would be the most expensive summer sport since the 1960s. This is a small part of a study by economist Bent Fleibberg, published on Tuesday and titled ‘Regression to the Tale: Why the Olympic Blow Up’.