Archery factbox for Athens 2004
Posted: Monday July 5, 2004 10:51PM; Updated: Monday July 5, 2004 10:51PM
ATHENS, July 6 (Reuters) -- Factbox on archery at the August 13-29 Athens Olympics:
The sport of archery dates back to ancient times. The first recorded archery contest of more recent times was staged in Finsbury, England, in 1583.
The International Archery Federation (FITA) was founded in 1931.
Archery joined the Olympic Games as a men's sport in 1900 in Paris and women archers began competing four years later in St Louis. Individual events were included again in 1908 and 1920 and became a fixture in 1972. Team events were added in 1988.
The most successful Olympic archer in history was Belgian Hubert van Innis who won six gold medals and three silvers in 1900 and 1920.
Men's and women's individual events (64 archers in each)
Men's and women's team events (16 teams in each)
Individual: Simon Fairweather (Australia)
Team: South Korea (Oh Kyo-moon, Chang Yong-ho, Kim
Individual: Yun Mi-jin (South Korea)
Team: South Korea (KIm Soo-nyung, Kim Nam-soon, Yum Mi-jin)
August 15: Women's individual eliminations
August 16: Men's individual eliminations
August 17: Men's and women's individual eliminations
August 18: Women's individual quarter-finals
Women's individual semi-finals
Women's individual bronze-medal match
Women's individual final
August 19: Men's individual quarter-finals
Men's individual semi-finals
Men's individual bronze-medal match
Men's individual final
August 20: Women's team event
August 21: Men's team event
The ancient marble Panathinaiko Stadium in the centre of
Athens will host the archery. The stadium was used for the first
modern Olympics in 1896 and has been renovated. It will seat 7,500 spectators for the archery competition.
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