FIS Congress Heads to Cancun in 2016 -- Federations Focus

(ATR) Also; ISSF world cup uses 1972 Olympic venue ... Incredible table tennis rally at Czech event

(ATR) For the first time in its history, the International Ski Federation’s (FIS) congress will be held in Mexico.

From June 5-11, federation members will converge upon Cancun at the Hotel Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Resort & Spa.

This will be the 50th International Ski Congress where meetings of the technical committees, council and general assembly will take place.

Candidates to host the 2020-2021 FIS world championships will also deliver presentations during the congress.

Registration is now open for the event and rooms will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. The deadline to register is January 31, 2016.

ISSF World Cup Underway in Munich

The first gold medals of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) world cup final went to Zhang Bowen of China and Michael Mcphail of the United States.

Zhang took home gold in the 50m pistol event while Mcphail finished first overall in the 50m rifle prone competition.

The event is taking place at the 1972 Olympic shooting venue in Munich. The top 85 shooters from around the world are competing to be the world’s best.

Each contender qualified for the event at one of four world cup stages prior to the final. The four qualifying stages were held at Changwon, South Korea, Fort Benning, USA, Munich, Germany and Gabala, Azerbaijan.

The world cup will conclude September 7.

91-Shot Rally at ITTF Event

A rally between two table tennis players lasted 91 shots at the recently-completed ITTF Czech Open.

Par Gerell of Sweden took the point over Adrien Mattenet of France. Gerell took the match, four games to three, to advance to the quarterfinals.

The event was held in Olomouc, Czech Republic, about 140 miles east of Prague.

Video of the rally can be seen below.

Written by Kevin Nutley and Nick Devlin

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