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The Archery Bow

The history of the archery bow is a long and storied one. Evidence suggests that it was used in ancient history in every part of the world with the exception of Australia.

The Sport of Archery in the Olympic Games

Archery is one of the lesser-known sports in the Olympic Games, but four competitions are held in the Olympics: Men’s Individual, Women’s Individual, Men’s Team and Women’s Team. It takes many years to attain Olympic status, but archery is a sport accessible to many people.

Safety Tips for Archery

Archery like any sport has rules, most of the rules are best practice rules that are used to keep archers and spectators safe. In general it is good practice to observe these rules whether competing or just shooting for fun.

Compound Bow and the Padded Arrow Sport

The smaller the force needed to hold the compound bow, the lesser the strain is on the archer’s back muscles while drawing the string. This gives the muscles more time to rest and the archer more time and energy to concentrate on his aim. Although most war games use guns, some systems allow the use of real bows and arrows. These are however regulated by limiting the bow draw weight from twenty to forty-five pounds and by using blunt, coin-tipped arrows whose heads are wrapped and secured in an open-cell foam padding.

Archery Competition: Introduction, Rules, & Scores

The International Archery Association, which is an English abbreviation of FITA (Federation Internationale de Tir a l’Arc), regulates and standardizes the rules, policies and techniques of the Archery events of the Olympic Games.

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