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newsshooting5 months ago

Ammunition for top shooters will be available at doorsteps, asserts Kiren Rijiju

Indian sports minister Kiren Rijiju has stated that shooters who are eyeing a Tokyo-Olympic berth and the future Games will be provided with ammunition wherever they are in India. The top official visited the Dr. Karni Shooting Range, in Delhi where shooters around the region have started training.
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newsshootinga year ago

UK proposes seperate CWG shooting event to mitigate India’s concerns

To mitigate India’s concern over the exclusion of shooting at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, Britain has asked the CGF and British Shooting to consider hosting a separate event for the sport in 2022. India have threatened to boycott the Commonwealth Games over the exclusion of shooting.
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newsshootinga year ago

Commonwealth Games Federation firm on shooting exclusion despite India protest

Commonwealth Games Federation President chief Louise Martin stressed that hosting shooting across all disciplines was raising logistical issues and therefore, CWG won’t be having it in the next edition. This comes after IOA threatened to boycott the Games, even asking for Sport Minister’s approval.
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newsshootinga year ago

Boycotts make you irrelevant and punish other athletes, argues Abhinav Bindra

Contradicting the Indian Olympic Association’s stunning move to boycott the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Abhinav Bindra has argued that it wouldn’t be the right way to move forward. The IOA has protested against dropping shooting from the event and even wrote a letter to Kiren Rijiju.
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newsshooting2 years ago

Indian government to use diplomacy to have shooting included in CWG, says Kiren Rijiju

Kiren Rijiju has stated that the central government cannot interfere much in the matter of the Commonwealth Games Federation but will try to take diplomatic steps for the inclusion of Shooting in 2022. Rijiju also reiterated the fact that India has a good chance of winning medals in shooting.
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