Archery competitions vary greatly in size and status.

World Archery is responsible for regulating recognised events, organising major tournaments and the technical delivery of the archery competitions at the Olympic, Paralympic and World Games. The federation’s event portfolio is split into three groups and does not include national events, which are organised by member associations.

International events include the World Archery Championships, which is considered the pinnacle event in the sport; world championships for the para archery, field archery and 3D archery disciplines, and youth and masters age groups; the Archery World Cup, which is an annual circuit for national teams running from April to September; and the Indoor Archery World Series, which is an annual mass-participation circuit running from October to March.

Organisations can bid to World Archery for the rights to host international events.

Continental events include the continental championships in Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania. World Archery’s continental associations own the rights to these events and World Archery supports in their delivery.

Organisations can bid to continental associations for the rights to host continental events.

World ranking events are additional world-class tournaments that complement the calendar of international and continental events. Events that will meet the minimum requirements can apply to continental associations for world ranking status. 

Bidding for events

World Archery accepts bids to host events from national member associations, city authorities and event companies.

Organisations interested in bidding for an event should explore the event profiles, which outline the benefits and requirements for each event in World Archery’s portfolio, and contact the office. Bidders must submit a completed application form, accompanied by relevant supporting documentation, to the World Archery office by the bid deadline. Events are awarded by the executive board after an assessment of the bid documentation and on the recommendation of events staff.

Events currently open for bids are listed below.

The deadline for bid submissions is the last day of the listed month. Bids are assessed at the executive board meeting following the deadline. Bids for events that do not list a deadline are assessed immediately upon submission.

Events open for bidding

Hyundai Archery World Cup Final2025-2028 (Autumn)OpenAssessed on application
World Archery 3D Championships2026OpenAssessed on application
World Archery Field Championships2026OpenAssessed on application
World Archery Para Championships2027Open1 September 2024
World Archery Field Championships2028Open1 September 2024
World Archery 3D Championships2028Open1 September 2024
Hyundai Archery World Cup Stages2029-2031Open1 September 2025
World Archery Championships2029Open1 September 2025
World Archery Congress2029Open1 September 2025
World Archery Para Championships2029Open1 September 2025
World Archery Youth Championships2029Open1 September 2025

Events recently awarded

A list of major event hosting rights awarded within the last two years.

EventPlaceDate awarded
Hyundai Archery World Cup stages 2024

Shanghai, China

Yecheon, Korea

Antalya, Türkiye

December 2022
Hyundai Archery World Cup stages 2025-2027

Shanghai, China

Haines City, USA

Antalya, Türkiye

Madrid, Spain

December 2022
World Archery Field Championships 2024Lac La Biche, CanadaDecember 2022
World Archery 3D Championships 2024Mokrice, SloveniaJuly 2023
Hyundai Archery World Cup Final 2024Tlaxcala, MexicoDecember 2023
World Archery Para Championships 2025Gwangju, KoreaDecember 2023
World Archery Youth Championships 2027Antalya, TürkiyeDecember 2023
World Archery Championships 2027Medellin, ColombiaDecember 2023
World Archery Congress 2027Medellin, ColombiaDecember 2023