World Archery is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to regulating, developing and promoting the Olympic and Paralympic sport of archery.

It is governed by its member associations, which are national archery federations, and has a professional staff based at its headquarters in the Olympic Capital of Lausanne, Switzerland.

World Archery organises a portfolio of international events, including world championships and international tournament circuits, promotes the sport through its communications and broadcast department, and offers development and education services to its members.

The federation funds its activities through event hosting fees, sponsorship deals, broadcast rights income and Olympic revenues.

Event portfolio

World Archery is responsible for organising a portfolio of international events and awards the rights to host cities in a transparent bidding process. The list of events currently open for bidding is available online.

The World Archery Championships, which are held every two years in odd years, is the pinnacle event in the sport of archery, awarding the title of World Archery Champion. There are also world championships for other disciplines of the sport and age groups, including the World Archery Para Championships, World Archery Field Championships, World Archery 3D Championships, World Archery Youth Championships and World Archery Masters Championships.

World Archery organises two international circuits. The Archery World Cup is for national teams, uses the discipline of target archery and runs from April to September. The Indoor Archery World Series is mass participation, uses the discipline of indoor archery and runs from October to March.

Bids to host events are accepted from national member associations, city authorities and event companies.

Read more about event hosting.

The second stage of the 2022 Hyundai Archery World Cup took place in Gwangju, Korea.

World Cup reaches 150 million on TV in 2022

More than 1500 hours of archery were broadcast in 2022.

Broadcast rights

World Archery acts as a host broadcaster for international events in its portfolio and other important archery tournaments, distributing footage live and delayed to linear television networks and digital channels via satellite and IP feeds.

Annually, the federation produces at least 150 hours of live coverage, 8 hours of highlights programming, video news releases and on-demand footage for its partners.

Broadcast partnerships are made on a territory-a-territory basis, with both exclusive, non-exclusive and free-to-air agreements available, for specific events or whole seasons.

Contact the office for more information on available broadcast rights.