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Tokyo 2020: it begins

Bow reports from Koto City. Tomorrow morning the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will begin; the most beleaguered Olympics in living memory. Beseiged on all sides by coronavirus and a raft of associated issues, it has survived and emerged a year

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Archery clothing – looking back at London 2012

Specialist archery clothing? Bow looks at an almost brilliant idea from London 2012 It’s a curious fact that while archery bows and bow accessories have continually improved in myriad ways for decades – even if a lot of improvements in

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GBR: On the rise

Bow catches up with the Team GB Olympic archery squad as they prepare to compete on the biggest stage of all. For the first time since London 2012, Great Britain will be sending a full complement of six archers to

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Interview: Pierre Plihon

The French international Pierre Plihon opens up to Bow. Interview by Mimi Landström “How did I spend lockdown? In my apartment. Luckily I was able to put a target at 2m in my living room. And I had my dog!” 

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How To Win The Olympics: Jay Barrs

Mimi Landström Jay Barrs, the 1988 Olympic Champion in Seoul was the last champion to win shooting against the field. The 1988 Olympics was the last Games before the introduction of head-to-head elimination matches. The Games were very different to

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Tokyo 2020 is dead. Long live Tokyo 2021.

“The one thing that brings the world together is the Olympics.” said two-time archery Olympian, and three-time Olympic medalist Brady Ellison, of the USA. “It just sucks all around no matter how you look at things. I really hope they

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Archery’s Olympic profile increases at Dakar Games 2022

The number of archers that will compete at the next Youth Olympic Games is set to increase by 50% to a total of 96. Held in Senegal, Dakar 2022 will make history as the first Olympic event to take place

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2019: Asian Championships

You thought the outdoor season was over? One tournament was left: the Asian Archery Championships. This and its corresponding para tournament, which wrapped up in October, were also qualifiers for Tokyo next year. With many of the highest-ranked archery nations

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Roll out the barrel

Hugh Soar looks back over the history of the barrelled arrow Of the five arrow profiles recovered from the Tudor warship Mary Rose, two are of particular note; those that taper from a thicker centre to both head and string

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Compound in the Olympics: will it ever happen?

Will we see compound archery in the Olympics, and if so when? It is a common question in archery circles, and is entirely understandable from the perspective of compound shooters that see almost all modern competitions allowing multiple bowstyles. Yet

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