The 2012 ISSF Rifle & Pistol World Cup Final was officially opened in Bangkok, Thailand, on Tuesday, by General Yuthasak Sasiprapha, the Deputy Prime Minister and President of the National Olympic Committee of Thailand.
Only the top performers were chosen and invited here to compete in this Final. Ninety shooters coming from 34 countries around the world, were eligible to compete here: the 2012 Olympic Champions, the 2012 Olympic medallists, the ISSF World Cup title defenders and the best athletes selected throughout this year's ISSF World Cup Series.
"In behalf of the Royal Thai Government, I would like to welcome you all to our country. We thank the ISSF for entrusting the National Shooting Sport Association of Thailand to organize this event." The Deputy Prime Minister said.
"We are honoured to host this year's ISSF World Cup Final in Bangkok. We thank all the sportsman for coming to Thailand to compete in this very important match, and we wish you all success." he added.