World Archery releases provisional calendar for 2021 Hyundai Archery World Cup season

Next year’s Hyundai Archery World Cup season will see elite international athletes compete at stages in Guatemala City, Shanghai and Paris from April to June 2021.

A final, the host of which is yet to be announced, is provisionally scheduled for the Autumn.

Seasons that run in the same year as an Olympic Games are traditionally shortened from four to three stages.

The final qualification tournament for Tokyo was initially scheduled to be held in Berlin in June 2020. However, following the one-year delay of the Games, it has been replaced by Paris.

It will be held as a standalone event, immediately before the World Cup stage, on 18-21 June.

Next year will also see Guatemala host its first World Archery event after the cancellation of the international circuit in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

At this time, it is hoped that all events scheduled in 2021 will take place as normal. However, given the current public health situation, the status of the calendar will be constantly reviewed. Any measures required to safeguard the well-being of athletes and coaches will be implemented.

World championships

Two world championships have been scheduled for 2021, the outdoor target championships in Yankton and the youth championships in Perth.

The World Archery 3D Championships that were originally scheduled to be held in 2021 have already been delayed to 2022.

Dates for the next World Archery Para Championships, which are due to take place in Dubai, have not yet been confirmed.

International blocks

The 2021 calendar is the first to be constructed using the concept of international blocks.

During the main outdoor season, all international events have been placed in the second half of a month. This leaves the first half free for continental events.

The intention is to develop and standardise this approach, releasing blocked calendars up to four years in advance. This should enable better planning at the continental and national level, greater calendar consistency for international competition and clarity for event bidders.

More information will be released soon.