The Olympic archery programme is to remain unchanged at five medal events for Paris 2024 Olympic Games, following the approval of the sports line-up and athlete quotas for the event by the executive board of the International Olympic Committee.
Archery will award medals in men’s individual, women’s individual, men’s team, women’s team and mixed team competitions. (All archers at the Games compete in the recurve division)
Paris will be the second consecutive Olympics to crown a mixed team champion after the pairs event makes its debut at the delayed Games in Tokyo next summer. Archery’s team medals have been awarded since 1988.
The athlete quota also remains the same at 128 in total and an equal gender split of 64 men and 64 women. This allocation has not changed since 1996.
Archery’s five events in Paris will culminate with the awarding of the sport’s 50th Olympic gold since it became a permanent fixture on the modern Olympic programme in 1972.
The qualification procedures for the archery competitions at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games are expected to be published in early 2022. This process typically begins at the World Archery Championships immediately preceding the Games, which are due to be held in Berlin, Germany in 2023.
Athletes are currently still battling for quota places at Tokyo 2020, following the delay of the Games and international competition hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the time of writing, archery has awarded 87 quota places to National Olympic Committees, leaving just 41 spots – including four universality invitations – yet to be assigned.
Article by World Archery