Mexico City has been announced as the venue for the 2015 World Cup Final and the 2017 World Championships.
The city promoted its candidacy by creating the Mexican Challenge in 2013, an event where eight of Mexico’s best archers shot against eight top archers from the rest of the world. Horacio De La Vega, director of sport in Mexico City, said, “Archery is central to Mexico’s sport programme following the success the nation’s athletes have already achieved. It is a sport on the rise in popularity and participation and there is a significant
audience for its international events and athletes within the country.” World Archery Secretary General Tom Dielen added, “Athletes were at the centre of the decision to award these events to Mexico City. Mexico’s archers have been asking for an international tournament in their country for some time, and they are one of the most internationally competitive teams right now.”