That would be the Fédération Internationale de Tir à l'Arc - or International Archery Federation. Click on the FITA link below for complete information from the FITA website.The "International Archery Federation" link is no longer in service.
International Bowhunter Organization
There are many organizations dedicated to "regulating" archery and the standards of competition. The following is a list of some of the most prominent of those organizations.FITA (Federation Internationale de Tir a l'Arc), an international archery federation which regulates the Olympic Archery competitions, the World Cup Archery competitions, and many other international archery competitions.IBO (International Bowhunting Organization), an organization which promotes and sponsors bowhunting around the world.USAA (USA Archery), the organization which promotes, regulates and sponsors Olympic-style archery in the United States of America (U.S.A.).NFAA (National Field Archery Association), promoting and sponsoring bowhunting, target archery, and other kinds of archery in all it's many forms and styles in the U.S.A.AAS (Archery Association of Singapore), promoting and sponsoring archery in Singapore.Archery GB (formerly Grand National Archery Society), the national Governing Body for Archery in the UK (United Kingdom, also known as Great Britain).There are, of course, many more archery organizations around the world, the majority of which regulate, promote and sponsor archery competitions and activities at Regional and Local levels.
Archery is one of the original sports of the modern Olympics. For more information you can check out the site of our Olympic Archery team at http://usarchery.org/?cmpid=4&keyword=Olympic+Archery
An Olympic archery target was about 1 kilometre big.
Archery was not a sports event in the first ancient Olympic Games in Greece. However, the games were held for over 1,000 years, so it's entirely possible that at some time archery was an Olympic sport in the past. Archery for men was an event for the first time in the modern Olympics in 1900. The first archery event for women was in 1904. However, there was no uniformity in the rules in those early Olympics and archery was dropped as an event after 1920. The international governing body for archery, the Federation Internationale de Tira l'Arc (FITA), was founded in 1931. See the related link.
Since the International Archery Federation created a standardized set of rules in 1972, South Korea has won the most total medals and most gold medals in Olympic competition.
Archery first came into the Olympic Games in the 1900's are you sure you should check ....................................................
Hubert Van Innis has won a total of 9 olympic medals in archery, top on the list
Yes, there is individual and team competition in archery at the Olympics.
Olympic archery only uses recurves.
Archery was first competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris.
Archery was first in the summer Olympics in 1900. This was held in Paris.
Archery Merchants and Manufacturers Organization
archery and swimming
Yes. Archery has been an Olympic event since the 1900 Olympics in Paris.
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The archery competition at the 2008 Olympics will be held at the Beijing Olympic Green Archery Field. The field seats 5,000 and the dates of competition will be August 9 - 15. Click on the 'Beijing Olympic Green Archery Field' link below to see pictures of the venue from the Beijing Olympics website.