In 1986 the international shootin sport federation introduced the ISSF World Cup with the purpose to form a homogeneous qualification system to the shooting competitions for Olympic Games. It still is carried out with four competitions annually in each event in the Olympic shooting events. For the best competitors there is starting from the end of twentieth century (1988) a World Cup Final.
Now there is some information about venues and world cup finals. The venues of ISSF world cup are decided by the federation periodically. Nevertheless, some venues are more frequent than others. Two ISSF World Cups in pistol and rifle events are almost always held in Milan and Munich. The other two venues of World Cup Final are regularly held outside Europe, in places like Seoul, Buenos Aires, Fort Benning, Sydney or Changwon. Some universal venues for the competitions of shotgun discipline are New Dehli, Lonato, Nicosia and Americana, S?o Paulo.
An early World Cup is held at the Olympic venue during Olympic year, and considered a test event of Pre-Olympic tournament. The ISSF World Cup Final in pistol and rifle is held, with few exclusions, in the end of August in Munich. The date and location of the shotgun ISSF World Cup Final are suppler. The following shooters are qualified to the World Cup Final:
The last World or Olympic champion;
The last winner World Cup Final;
The eight sportsmen that have best results during single competition of World Cup last the year.
There is a special score system that is used for rating the performances where both the score in the qualification round and the rank achieved in the final competition count.
It's very interesting fact that in the non-Olympic events there is a lack for the ISSF World Cup and that caused the Europa Cup creation by the ESC (European Shooting Confederation) that is based on mostly the same rules as the World Cup of International Shooting Sport Federation. Originally it consisted of Standard Rifle (300 m) and Rifle (300 m), but through the 2005 season, there were some tests with Standard Pistol (25 m) and Center-Fire Pistol (25 m).
The ISSF (International Shooting Sport Federation) is an organization that controls international shooting sport competitions. There are enough such organizations, but only International Shooting Sport Federation is a member of the honorary International Olympic Committee and so it is in the Olympic shooting events charge. Not all shooting events of International Shooting Sport Federation are Olympic, though. The ISSF organization includes approximately 154 members of national federations; headquarters is located in Munich, Germany.
In the 1896 at the Summer Olympics had begun international shooting competitions with Shooting, and as you may the first World Championship competitions were held next year. Nevertheless, until 1907 there was no governing body, and eight national shooting federations created the UIT union (Union International de Tir). In 1998 the name was changed to actual.