World Archery is the international federation for the Olympic and Paralympic sport of archery. The organisation was founded in 1931 and is responsible for regulating and promoting archery around the world.

World Archery has five continental member associations and more than 160 national member associations that regulate, promote and develop the sport in their respective regions.

World Archery organises international events, including world championships in various disciplines, runs education and development projects, and creates content to market the sport to a global audience on television and through digital media platforms.

The federation is recognised by the International Olympic Committee, International Paralympic Committee, International World Games Association and many other reputable organisations.

Mission, vision and values

World Archery’s vision is for a world in which everyone has the opportunity to practise, engage with and enjoy the important Olympic sport of archery.

World Archery’s mission is:

  • To empower its member associations to make archery a leading sport in nations around the world.
  • To build and regulate an event ecosystem.
  • To grow awareness and engagement with the sport.

World Archery’s values include:

  • Precision
  • Intensity
  • Innovation
  • Heritage
  • Fair play
  • Sport for all


World Archery is based in the Olympic capital of Lausanne, Switzerland, located close to the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee and many other international sports organisations.

The office address is:

World Archery
Maison du Sport International
Avenue Rhodanie 54
1007 Lausanne

The office can be reached by telephone at +41 21 614 3050 (office hours are 09h00 to 17h00 Monday to Friday). Alternatively, you can get in touch using the online contact form.