Tokyo 2020

Tokyo 2020: men’s individual

The heat was back with a vengeance. The cicadas screamed. The arena baked. Just a handful of archers were left, warming up on the ranking field, waiting to be led by a crew of helpful volunteers down the long blue

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Tokyo 2020: women’s individual

The women’s individual competition concluded today at Yumenoshima Park, in a brooding, thundery atmosphere that saw visible lightning strikes just north of the field. There were a handful of surprises, some exceptional quality, and a well-deserved winner, fighting through exceptionally

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Tokyo 2020: women’s team

Was it ever in doubt? It was never in doubt. In the United Kingdom at least, shortly before the Olympics started the bookmakers were quoting odds of 4/5 that Korea would win the women’s team title, which now looks almost

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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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Tokyo 2020: no live archery on the BBC?

UK archery fans hoping to watch the live action from Yumenoshima Park free-to-air may be disappointed. In recent years, Olympics fans have got used to having the choice of all available sports live on the ‘red button’ via digital services.

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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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GBR wins six spots for Tokyo 2020

The majority of places for Olympic competition at Tokyo 2020 were handed out at the World Championships in Den Bosch, Netherlands. For Great Britain’s men’s team of Tom Hall, Patrick Huston and Alex Wise, they managed to qualify in eighth

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Team Bhutan: on the road to 2020

Eight months after Sally Park took over in the Land Of The Thunder Dragon, how are the team progressing? The tiny Himalayan nation of Bhutan has archery deeply woven into its history and culture. Most Bhutanese archery takes place on

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Bow proposes: a radical audience-grabbing idea!

Occasionally here at Bow International, we like to do a bit of blue sky thinking about the future of the sport… There has been speculation for many years about how archery could develop new formats, usually with the goal of

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Mixed teams in Tokyo?

World Archery is putting forward bids to include a mixed team event in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The motion was agreed at a meeting of the federation’s executive board in Nottingham, UK, and will be put forward to the

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