Two MoUs on the main technical standards of sport venues, competition organization and technical standards of equipment were formulated and signed on Oct. 22 following investigation and consultation between CISM officials and Chinese experts and relevant responsible persons. The MoUs were signed on the day in the afternoon by Bruno Wolfensberger, PCSC of Shooting on behalf of CISM and the person in charge of the Shooting Sports Committee of the 7th CISM Military World Games (7th CWG).

The venue for shooting events is located in the Caidian National Defense Park of Wuhan City. Covering an area of nearly 250km², its main buildings include a shooting hall, a skeet shooting range and athletes and media center. The shooting hall consists of an indoor shooting hall, an open-air trajectory area, marking pits and a projectile area with 240 targets and a capacity for accommodating over 3,000 spectators. The skeet shooting range has two parts including a main building and outdoor competition area with a capacity for accommodating 700 spectators. The venue is approx. 44km away from the Athletes’ Village in Huangjiahu, Jiangxia District of Wuhan, and can be reached within 30 minutes via the Fourth Ring Road.

“Shooting is the largest sports event of the whole game, and 10% of the athletes will take part in this sport. After a few days of investigation, I was amazed by the construction of the venue and Wuhan’s development. I believe with concerted efforts of us all, the shooting competitions of the 7th CWG will go swimmingly and be a great success,” said Bruno Wolfensberger.

Designed with the concept of “up-to-standard functions, simplistic styles, applicable effects and cost efficiency,” the shooting venue highlights the features of military sports event with an upright, concise yet fashionable look and rugged reliability. Unlike ordinary sports halls, the shooting hall is a highly professional venue which has rendered designers to take into account post-event operation and utilization by opening it to ordinary citizens and professional shooting sports teams after the event. So far, the main structure, curtain walls, surrounding enclosures and roofing project of the shooting venue have been finished while refined interior decoration is underway. The whole project is expected to be completed by the end of Dec. 2018.

It is understood that shooting is the last sports event on the list of MoUs signed by CISM officials on the investigation tour in Wuhan this month. So far, of all 27 sports of the 7th CWG, only the MoU for archery remains to be signed later due to absence of relevant CISM officials.