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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:39 am 
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I read recently that 'Pole Dancing' would become an Olympic discipline?
It seems like this issue has been going on for a while already.
However, I wonder how they are going to solve the 'gender' issue that was at the base for removing the Free Pistol event from the program?
I'm quite sure that the 'Pole' competition will draw lots of viewers. If the number of spectators (and the advertisement revenues!) are going to become the main standard to qualify as an Olympic discipline, there will be few sports left.

Keep on shooting though!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:01 pm 
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I'm always very disappointed by the reaction of shooting sports participants online.
IMO, focus of our ire should be the failure of the ISSF and all the member national federations to make the ISSF competitions more gender neutral.

Men should have:
- 25m Pistol

Women should have:
- 25m Center Fire Pistol
- 25m Rapid Fire Pistol
- 25m Standard Pistol
- 50m Pistol
- 50m Running Target
- 50m Running Target Mixed
- 300m Standard Rifle

50m pistol lost out because the ISSF and federations have been too gender biased to promote the sport with women by locking them out of even non-Olympic competition.

For the foreseeable future, 10m running target or running target mixed with air rifle stands a better chance of being added as an Olympic sport than 50 m pistol coming back because of the support for the air rifle and pistol events and the ISSF includes those disciplines in ISSF events and championships for men and women.

And unless shooting sports wants to lose an Olympic discipline, the odd number of slots for Olympic disciplines forces at least one mixed team event.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:12 am 
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SlartyBartFast wrote:
50m pistol lost out because the ISSF and federations have been too gender biased to promote the sport with women by locking them out of even non-Olympic competition.

Huh? I do not know about your neck of the woods, but my national federation has opened 50 metres pistol and rapid fire pistol for women.

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