Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games: Key archery dates with 150 days to go

25 February 2020
Lausanne, Switzerland
A calendar of important archery dates in the lead-up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The archery competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is just 150 days away.

Over the next six months, we’ve got to finalise the list of countries that will be competing at the Games and complete the entry process for teams that do have quota places.

Meanwhile, the recurve archers on their way to Tokyo will be training to reach peak performance when they step onto the line for the ranking round on 24 July.

Here are the key dates for archery in these last 150 days before the Olympics.

Saturday 28 March – Americas quota tournament
(118 days to go)

Three men’s and three women’s spots are available for archers from the Americas during the Pan American Championships in Monterrey, Mexico.

Only countries that haven’t already qualified a place can compete and each country can win a maximum of one place per gender.

Six places have been qualified by five countries from the Americas so far. Brazil, Canada and the USA have men’s places; Colombia, Mexico and the USA have women’s places.

Wednesday 8 April – Oceania quota tournament
(107 days to go)

One men’s and one women’s spot are available for archers from Oceania during the Oceania Championships in Fiji.

Only countries that haven’t already qualified a place can compete and each country can win a maximum of one place per gender.

Five places have been qualified by two countries from Oceania so far. Australia (team) and New Zealand have men’s places; New Zealand has a women’s place.

Friday 10 April – Korean team selected
(105 days to go)

Korea won all four gold medals at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The team that will represent archery’s leading nation in Tokyo is expected to be announced on this date.

Sunday 24 May – Europe quota tournament
(61 days to go)

Four men’s and four women’s spots are available for archers from European during the European Championships in Antalya, Turkey.

Only countries that haven’t already qualified a place can compete and each country can win a maximum of one place per gender.

Thirty-two places have been qualified by 12 countries from Europe so far. Great Britain (team), Italy, Kazakhstan (team), Netherlands (team) and Spain have men’s places; Belarus (team), Denmark, Germany (team), Great Britain (team), Italy, Moldova, Netherlands, Russia (team), Sweden, Ukraine (team) have women’s places.

Monday 15 June – First entry deadline
(39 days to go)

National Olympic Committees have to confirm whether they will accept the places qualified so far in 2020 by this date. (Any refused places will be made available at the final qualification tournament in Berlin.)

Tuesday 23 June – Final team quota tournament
(31 days to go)

Three men’s and three women’s team places are available at this final world qualification tournament held during the Hyundai Archery World Cup stage in Berlin.

Any country that has not already won a team ticket can compete. If a country upgrades from individual to team place, that individual spot is made available in the individual qualification tournament on 24 June.

Australia, Chinese Taipei, China, Great Britain, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea and the Netherlands already have men’s team places.

Belarus, Chinese Taipei, China, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, Korea, Russia and Ukraine have qualified women’s teams so far.

Wednesday 24 June – Final individual quota tournament
(30 days to go)

As it stands, there will be one women’s and two men’s places available on this, the very last day of qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

This number will likely be supplemented but we won’t know by exactly how many until the previous day’s competition is complete.

Only countries that haven’t already qualified a place can compete and each country can win a maximum of one place per gender.

Sunday 28 June – Recurve finals in Berlin
(26 days to go)

The third stage of the 2020 Hyundai Archery World Cup in Berlin is the last major international before the Games. It doesn’t have any direct relation on the Olympics but it will be huge – and for two reasons.

Firstly, it’s the last chance for countries to qualify places for Tokyo and, secondly, it’s the last bit of world-class competition practice before the Olympic titles are awarded.

Tuesday 30 June – Second entry deadline
(24 days to go)

National Olympic Committees have to confirm whether they will accept the places qualified in Berlin by this date. (Any refused places will be reallocated on the world ranking list.)

The countries that will receive the universality invitations in 2020 should also be announced around this time. 

Wednesday 1 July – Start of Olympic coverage
(23 days to go)

We’ll be going all-in on our Olympic archery coverage from Wednesday 1 July 2020. Check back for preview content, build-up and World Archery’s first feature-length athlete documentary.

Sunday 5 July – Final entry deadline
(19 days to go)

The names of all 128 Olympian archers at Tokyo 2020 will have been decided by this date. (Last minute changes can occur but are not regular.)

Monday 20 July – Last world ranking list released
(4 days to go)

The official edition of the world ranking list used at the Olympic Games will be issued on Monday before the event begins. It doesn’t have any bearing on the competition – but informs which archers are the favourites for the Olympic titles.

Friday 24 July – Olympic archery competition starts
(No more days to go)

As is traditional, archery at Tokyo 2020 starts on the day of the opening ceremony.

The ranking rounds run in the morning and afternoon – before athletes (that want to) parade in the Olympic Stadium in the evening.

Tokyo 2020 Olympic archery schedule

  • Friday 24 July: Ranking rounds.
  • Saturday 25 July: Recurve mixed team finals.
  • Sunday 26 July: Recurve women’s team finals.
  • Monday 27 July: Recurve men’s team finals.
  • Tuesday 28 July: Early individual eliminations.
  • Wednesday 29 July: Early individual eliminations.
  • Thursday 30 July: Early individual eliminations.
  • Friday 31 July: Recurve women’s finals.
  • Saturday 1 August: Recurve men’s finals.

The archery competitions at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games start on Friday 24 July.