Colorado Springs, CO -(AmmoLand.com)- At its March 12, 2016 meeting in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA Shooting’s Board of Directors unanimously and positively approved comprehensive reforms in the governance of USA Shooting.
In response to a Complaint filed with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) by athletes and other members of USA Shooting under Section 10 of the USOC Bylaws, representatives from USA Shooting and the Complainants worked with a Blue Ribbon Panel of experts appointed by the USOC, to review and make recommendations on how to incorporate best practices and increased operational transparency into the governance structure of USA Shooting. This work resulted in the development of Amended and Restated USA Shooting Bylaws and Governance Implementing Provisions that were adopted by the USA Shooting Board.
“USA Shooting is moving forward to put these changes into effect, with focus on the best interest of our athletes and the long-term success of the Olympic shooting sports,” said USA Shooting Chief Executive Officer Robert Mitchell. “We’re optimistic that these changes will help bring us closer together in fulfillment of our mission to prepare athletes for success in competition.”
“All of the members of the BRWG worked very hard to develop these bylaws,” said AAC Representative Mary Weeks. “I think the final product addresses concerns the Complainants raised regarding USA Shooting’s obligations as an NGB under the Ted Stevens and Olympic Sports Act and USOC bylaws and policies, and positions USAS for even greater success in the future.”
As a result of the adoption of the Amended and Restated Bylaws and the Governance Implementing Provisions, USA Shooting and the Complainants entered into a Stipulation of Dismissal and the Section 10 Complaint has been dismissed.
About USA Shooting:
USA Shooting, a 501c3 non-profit corporation, was chartered by the United States Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body for the sport of shooting in April 1995. USA Shooting’s mission is to prepare American athletes to win Olympic medals, promote the shooting sports throughout the U.S. and govern the conduct of international shooting in the country.