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December 14, 2015

Two World Archery Championships Events Awarded to U.S.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - This morning, World Archery announced the host countries for World Championships events through 2020. USA Archery would like to congratulate Yankton, South Dakota on their continued efforts to grow archery and international recognition of these efforts as they were awarded two of these events.

World Archery's Executive Board appointed seven world championships at its recent meeting in Istanbul, Turkey. Among these, Yankton, South Dakota was announced as the host city for both the 2018 World Archery Indoor Championships and the 2020 World Archery Field Championships.

USA Archery CEO Denise Parker commented: "USA Archery is pleased to extend our sincerest congratulations to the organizers in Yankton. After hosting a very successful World Archery Youth Championships in 2015, we are excited to see World Archery recognize their efforts by awarding them more international competitions."

The other events announced included naming 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands as the host of the 2019 World Archery Championships, World Archery Para Championships and the World Archery Congress.

World Archery shared: "The city will construct the finals field of play in advance of the events, which will be held consecutively over a two-week period, to use as a community engagement and entertainment venue as well as the arena for the competition."

World Archery President Prof. Dr. Ugur Erdener commented on the decision: "'s-Hertogenbosch's bid put forward an innovative concept that put focus' on archery's qualities as a sport for all, while maintaining the principle of holding major events in interesting and unusual locations."

In addition, Beijing, China will host the 2017 World Archery Para Championships, Cortina, Italy will be the site for the 2018 World Archery Field Championships, and Lac La Biche Ab, Canada was awarded the 2019 World Archery 3D Championships.

Read the full release from World Archery and see more about upcoming events here


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