Dear Athletes, Officers, Volunteers and Organizers.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
On behalf of European Shooting Confederation President Alexander Ratner I welcome all of you to 10 m European Championship in Hamar Norway.
I want to thank and congratulate Organization Committee and Norwegian Shooting Association for your excellent work. We all understand that it hasn’t been easy to make plans and meetings in remote access and all the time been afraid of new pandemic which could stop all planning. I also want to thank all volunteers, you have used your free time and made these competitions possible. I know that also Norwegian Government, specially Culture and Sport Ministry, has been munificent for these Championships of which we all are very thankful.
I am also very pleased that we have so many athletes here in Hamar, totally 488 athletes from 43 countries.
Also your preparation and training has been difficult due to Covid-19 pandemic and has needed innovation and resilience. We have good number of athletes but we miss our Ukrainian friends who couldn’t come due to the war. All our hearts and thoughts are with them.
I wish good luck and fair play to all of athletes and officials.
With these few words I hereby declare 10 m European Championships in Hamar Norway open.
Vice President ESC and Technical Delegate for ECH 10M 2022