Commonwealth Archery & Shooting Championships Chandigarh

Update #1 - February 25th

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Commonwealth Archery & Shooting Championships Chandigarh

(Scheduled January 2022)

2022 Commonwealth Archery and Shooting Championships set to take place in India

A Commonwealth Archery and Shooting Championships is set to take place in India in 2022 after a proposal to stage the event was approved by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Executive Board.

The event will be held in Chandigarh, the capital of the northern Indian states of Punjab and Haryana, and is scheduled to be staged in January 2022.

It adds to a hugely exciting year for Commonwealth Sport, with Birmingham set to stage the 2022 Commonwealth Games from 27 July – 7 August 2022.

The decision confirmed that Chandigarh 2022 and Birmingham 2022 will be two separately organised and funded Commonwealth Sport events.

One week following the Closing Ceremony of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, the CGF shall issue a medal table that includes results from the Chandigarh 2022Commonwealth Archery and Shooting Championships, as a further and final legitimate ranking of competing nations and territories from the respective competitions.

The CGF Executive Board approved the proposal at their meeting in London which took place on February 21-23; and highlighted the opportunity for this innovative model to promote and encourage the development and hosting of sport throughout the Commonwealth. 

The proposal from Commonwealth Games India (CGI), which was supported by the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI), the Government of India, the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) and World Archery, was also considered and discussed with Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Partners prior to the CGF Executive Board decision.

CGF President Dame Louise Martin said: “I am delighted that we have approved India’s ambitious proposal to host a Commonwealth Archery and Shooting Championships in Chandigarh during 2022.

“Commonwealth archery and Shooting athletes now have an unprecedented opportunity to compete in an elite event that will showcase the very best of Commonwealth Sport and add value to the Commonwealth Sports Movement.

“The CGF would like to thank the CGI, the NRAI, the Government of India and the entire sporting community of India on the significant efforts they have taken to submit an innovative proposal with the ambition of strengthening Commonwealth Sport.

“I would like to give particular thanks to CGI President Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra, Minister of Youth Affairs and Sport Kiren Rijiju and NRAI President Raninder Singh for their leadership across this proposal.”

The CGF Executive Board also saw key updates on the Trinbago 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games and Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

There were further updates on the 2026 Commonwealth Games Bid Process, with a Host City set to be announced later this year.

The next CGF Board meeting is scheduled to take place in June 2020 in Birmingham.

ENDS

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Dear members and stakeholders,

Please find linked here the media release that we have issued today after the announcement overnight that there will be a Commonwealth Shooting Championships to take place in India in 2022. This is great news for our sport and I have enjoyed the excitement that this news has generated so far. To that end, it is important to clarify a few things as they stand to date.

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Executive Board, at their meeting in London on 21-23 February 2020, approved the proposal from Commonwealth Games India (CGI), supported by the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI), the Government of India, the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) and World Archery, to hold a Commonwealth Shooting and Archery Championships in India in 2022.

The event will be held in Chandigarh, the capital of the northern Indian states of Punjab and Haryana, and is scheduled to be staged in January 2022.

The decision confirmed that Chandigarh 2022 and Birmingham 2022 will be two separately organised and funded Commonwealth Sport events. The medal tally for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will include results from the Chandigarh 2022 Commonwealth Shooting Championships.

The CGF is in the process of preparing and will soon issue a Press Release with more information. It is our understanding that the 2022 event in India will include all the ISSF and Full-bore events contested at Gold Coast 2018.

This is all the information we have at the moment and we will continue to keep you all informed as we learn more.

Kind Regards,

Luke van Kempen

CEO – Shooting Australia