WAE Executive Board has confirmed the following draft of 2021 calendar.
Unfortunately, due to the number of postponed events, including Olympics and Paralympics, we have an increasingly busy and packed 2021 international calendar. As a consequence, some 2020 competitions, such as for instance the European Youth Championships and the European 3D Championships are cancelled and will be held in 2022.
17-22 February: European Indoor Championships – Koper SLO
16-21 March: Grand Prix, Porec CRO
6-11 April: Grand Prix - Antaya TUR
30 April – 9 May: European Para Archery Ch. + PG CQT – Olbia ITA
17-22 May: Youth Cup – Catez SLO
30 May: WAE Congress – Antalya TUR
31 May – 6 June: European Outdoor Ch. + OG CQT - Antalya TUR
5-11 July: Para Archery Cup PG FQT - Nove Mesto CZE
2-7 August: Youth Cup - Bucharest ROU
5-12 September: European Field Ch. - CROATIA
9-10 October: Run Archery Cup – Nove Mesto CZE
HERE the complete 2021 calendar.
The regulations are supplementary to local health rules.
Emphasis is placed on hand sanitation, cleaning equipment and maintaining social distance during practice, with each archer recommended to use a single target and a minimum of two metres between each boss.
World Archery secretary general Tom Dielen said: “The World Archery executive board tasked the medical and sports science committee with creating a basic set of regulations for archery federations in the process of restarting activities.”
“We all want to begin shooting again but it’s important that we help archers to do so safely and support member associations as they move past this challenging time.”
Updated qualification procedures for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games have been approved by the International Olympic Committee and International Paralympic Committee and released by World Archery.
The documents outline the number of available quota places, the events at which they can be obtained, and deadlines in the entry process.
These procedures were originally released in March 2018 but needed to be updated due to the delay of the Games caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Key principles from the original documents were retained.
All places already qualified for Tokyo 2020 remain with the qualifying nation. It is still up to each country to choose the athletes that fill the spaces at the Games.
Eighty-seven of the 128 quota places for the Olympics have already been awarded. Ninety-three of the 140 spots for the Paralympics have been distributed to date.
No further Olympic or Paralympic qualification events will take place in 2020. Where possible, the qualification events planned in the original procedure will be rescheduled in 2021.
This is not the case for the final qualifying tournament for the Olympic Games, which is now planned to be held as a separate event held immediately prior to the Hyundai Archery World Cup stage in Paris, France.
A full schedule for the 2021 season will be announced when restrictions on travel and events begin to loosen.
The archery competitions at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are scheduled to begin on 23 July 2021, while the ParaArchery competitions are scheduled to begin on 27 August.
article by World Archery
Due to the ongoing worldwide outbreak of COVID-19, all international competitions are suspended until September 2020.
In consequence, unfortunately, also the European Youth Championships in Lilleshall (17-22 August) is officially canceled.