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Lausanne, Nimes, Medellin and Wroclaw as future organisers

The World Archery Executive Board met this morning to attribute some major events in the coming years.

The WA Board is also very pleased with the impressive Internet coverage of the archery events at the Olympic Games.   The Archery World Cup Final 2014 was attributed to Olympic capital Lausanne in Switzerland. Lausanne will become the first city to host for the second time the World Cup Final after the 2008 edition. The World Cup is a yearly circuit that showcases the concept of “exciting archery competitions in iconic and spectacular places”. Since 2006, the Final was hosted at the Mayapan Pyramids in Mexico, by the famous 7-star hotel in Dubai, at the Montbenon Park in Lausanne, the Nyhavn Canal in Copenhagen, the Gardens of Edinburgh, and the Bosphorus shore of Istanbul. In September this year, the World Cup Final will act as an Olympic revenge and will take place in Tokyo, near the Imperial Palace. In 2013, the Trocadero Square at the feet of the Eiffel Tower in Paris will be the “place to be” for the archers.   The Executive Board has also awarded two World Cup stages to Wroclaw, Poland, and Medellin, Colombia. These two cities will complete the line-up of World Cup stages for the next three years (starting in 2013) with Shanghai and Antalya, Turkey. There are usually four World Cup stages per year and previous organisers include for instance the “Oldest Fort of the New World” in Santo Domingo, the Porec Marina in Croatia and Ogden, USA, by the Rockies Mountains.   The World Archery Indoor Championships 2014 will be organised by the city of Nimes, in France. Nimes has already organised the 2003 Indoor Championships, Indoor World Cup stages for the last three years and 15 editions of its major indoor international tournament.   Moreover, the World Archery Executive Board has been delighted with the fans’ following of the Olympic archery competition on Twitter (more than 4,000), Facebook (close to 30,000 fans) and visits on the WA website. On Saturday more than 200,000 visitors came on our website and World Archery hopes to break the 1 million barrier by the end of the archery competition on Friday.   World Archery Communication