World Archery Congress is the governing body of World Archery, comprising its member associations, Executive Board and representatives from its permanent committees.

Congress meets every two years and has the power to amend the World Archery Rulebook and Constitution via motion, elect Executive Board members – including the World Archery President – committee members and other officers.

Member associations may only send a delegation to Congress if they are in good standing; only one member of each delegation may vote. Continental associations, associate international federations and associate members may participate in Congress but may not vote.

Congress History

The first World Archery Congress was held in Lwow in 1931.

Congress is currently held in conjunction with the World Archery Championships, immediately preceding the start of competition. The latest World Archery Congress was held in in the Dutch city of ’s-Hertogenbosch  on 1/2 June 2019.

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