Archery is one of the oldest sports.
People doing archery stand and shoot arrows using a bow.
They shoot the arrows at a target.
All about archery
Archery is a sport where people, standing, use bows to shoot arrows at a target. The target has ten rings. When an arrow hits the centre ring, known as the 'bull's eye', the archer scores ten points. Arrows are made of aluminium or a material called carbon. Bows are made of wood or fibreglass.
Archery at the Olympics
In Olympic competition matches consist of sets. Each set comprised both archers shooting three arrows. The archer with the best score in the set received two points; if the set was drawn, each archer received one point. The match would continue until one archer reached six points.
Archers have a set time limit in which to shoot their arrows. The target is 70metres away from the archer.
There are events for individual archers and for teams.
Read about Olympic archery here, there's a video too
Archery was invented ten thousand years ago. Bows and arrows were used for hunting and later for fighting enemies.
Archers sometimes rode into battle on horseback.
Archery was a sport at the ancient Olympic Games hundreds of years ago where the archers shot at doves.
Archery has been an Olympic event since 1900.