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Italian Union of Rifle Shooting

History of UITS

Costitution

The first association of shooting for military purposes was established in Italy, at the request of Garibaldi, following the Royal Decree of 1 April 1861 which allocated a contribution from the state for their benefit. The first national competition was held in Turin from the 21 to 27 June 1863 (with a budget for prizes of 100,000 lire).
The National Shooting Association (Tiro al Segno Nazionale - TSN) was set up by the Law of 2 July 1882 No. 883, with the aim of "providing instruction in the use of arms and cultivating the exercise of shooting." In 1894, on the initiative of Arturo Magagnini and to deal with the sporting aspects of shooting, a Central Committee of the National Shooting Association was founded in Rome (President Charles Fisogni) that, on 26 May of that year, it created the Italian Union of Shooters (Unione dei Tiratori Italiani - UTI) being elected as president Mr Luigi Roux. On 11 November 1910 the organisation was renamed the Italian Union of Rifle Shooting (Unione Italiana Tiro al Segno - UITS) and became part of the CONI in 1919.
In 1942, in accordance with the law establishing the CONI, the Union was transformed into the Italian Rifle Shooting Federation (Federazione Italiana di Tiro a Segno - FITS). On 8 July 1944, a government decree, which begins a period of receivership for the Union (which lasted until 1947), reinstated the old name. The current composition of the Board of the UITS - a chairman, five members elected by sections of TSN, a representative of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and the Ministries of Defence, of the Interior and Finance - was defined by the Minister of Defence by a decree of 24 July 1973. The Federation is listed in Law 16.02.1942, N. 426.

Denomination

Italian Union of Shooters (Unione dei Tiratori Italiani - UTI) from 1894 to 1910, from 1910 to 1942 Italian Union of Rifle Shooting (Unione Italiana Tiro al Segno - UITS), from 1942 to 8th July 1944 the Italian Rifle Shooting Federation (Federazione Italiana di Tiro a Segno - FITS), from July 1944 the Italian Union of Rifle Shooting once again.

Federal office

To 1894 at 1927 Rome, to 1927- 1929 Milan, to February 1929 Rome.

First National Championships

1925.

First time the Olympics Games

1920 Anversa.

Presidents

ITALIAN UNION OF SHOOTERS

1894 -1899 Hon. Carlo Fisogni

1898 - 1903 Sen. Luigi Roux

1903 Hon. Giuseppe Zanardelli

1903 Menotti Garibaldi

1904 - 1906 Hon. Luigi Lucchini

1906 - 1907 Giuseppe Besozzi

1908 - 1911 Gen. Giuseppe Fadda

ITALIAN UNION OF RIFLE SHOOTING

1912 - 1926 Hon. Principe Pietro Lanza di Scalea

1927 - 1928 Hon. Ferdinando Negrini

1929 - 1930 Hon. Augusto Turati

1930 - 1937 Hon. Giunio Salvi

1937 - 1943 Hon. Alessandro Tarabini

1944 - 1947 Gen. Carlo Porzio

1947 - 1955 Sebastiano Italia

1955 - 1975 Giovanni Gatta

1975 - 1989 Michelangelo Borriello

1989 - 2004 Antonio Orati

2004 - 2017 Ernfried Obrist

2017 - Francesco Soro (Commissioner)

Secretaries

1894 - Arturo Magagnini

1906 - Amedeo Vitali

1926 Giuseppe Moretti

1927 - Ugo Bombelli

1928 - Gualtiero Mingarelli

1929 - 1943 Attilio Battistoni

1957 - Carlo Comerio

1960 - 1975 Michelangelo Borriello

1973 - 1989 Antonio Orati

1989 - 1996 Giancarlo Bonometti

1997 - 2005 Rocco De Vivo

2006 - 2013 Maurizio Leone

2013 - 2014 Alessandro Martolini

2014 Walter De Giusti

 

Viale Tiziano, 70, 00196 Roma, Italia, Roma

Phone:+39 06 36858137

Fax:+39 06 36858133

Url:www.uits.it

Special Commisioner:Francesco Soro

Secretary:Alessandro Martolini