Commonwealth Games: Gun Sports:Written question - 141721

Q
Asked by Bill Wiggin
(North Herefordshire)
Asked on: 08 May 2018
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Commonwealth Games: Gun Sports
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Commonwealth Games Federation on the participation of Britain's elite shots in the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
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Answered by: Tracey Crouch
Answered on: 16 May 2018

In 2015, at the Commonwealth Games Federation General Assembly, the entire Commonwealth of Nations made the decision for shooting to be an optional sport at all Commonwealth Games. This was reaffirmed in 2016 when the new CGF Constitution was approved. Its status as an optional sport is not, therefore, a decision for UK government.

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