The International Shooting Sport Federation was founded in 1907 as the “Union Internationale des Federations et Associations Nationales de Tir”, was dissolved in 1915 and reorganised in 1921 under the name of “Union Internationale de Tir”. On 15th July 1998 the Union
changed its name to the present name “International Shooting Sport Federation” (ISSF).
The ISSF is formally recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the sole controlling body in the Olympic Movement administering the shooting sport at world level and encompassing its member organizations, administering the shooting sport at national level. The ISSF intends to develop, promote and protect the Olympic Movement, to observe the provisions of the Olympic Charter of the IOC and to recognise the decisions of the IOC.
The ITA is supporting ISSF with the delivery of their anti-doping program since January 2024.
ISSF currently delegates the services highlighted in blue to the ITA: