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2020 World Archery Field Championships postponed to 2022 due to COVID-19

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2020 World Archery Field Championships postponed to 2022

On June 6, 2020 The World Archery(WA) and Yankton organising committee decided to postpone the 2020 World Archery Field Championships which was scheduled on September 2020 at the National Field Archery Association(NFAA) Easton Yankton Archery Centre(NEYAC), the world’s largest archery centre. This decision will extend up to 2022 for safeguard of athlete’s well-being & also restrictions due to COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. Yankton is set to host the 2021 World Archery Championships. 

Key Points

i.The committee has decided to shift to 2022 which was against the one year postponement decision because all events planned for 2021 moved to 2022 following the delay of the Olympics.

ii.The world Archery Field Championships was planned as the primary qualifier for the upcoming World Games in Birmingham. A separate qualification event will  likely be held in the summer of 2021.

iii.International competition has been suspended since March due to the outbreak.

Note– NFAA has also hosted  the world youth and world indoor championships.

Other postponed competitions

  • The 32nd edition of the Tokyo Olympics to be held in Tokyo, Japan postponed (From July 23 to August 8, 2021), The Paralympics from August 24 to September 5, 2021.
  • The International Swimming Federation has postponed the World Swimming Championships to 2022 which was scheduled on July 16 to August 1, 2021 in Fukuoka, Japan.
  • World athletics championships scheduled from August 6 to August 15, 2021 at  Eugene, Oregon, US(United States) postponed to 2022

About NEYAC:

Headquarters– Yankton, South Dakota, US
Director– Bruce cull

About NFAA:

Headquarters– Yankton, South Dakota, US
President– Brian Sheffler
Vice President– Doug Joyce

About WA:
Headquarters– Lausanne, Switzerland
President – Dr. Ugur Erdener
Secretary general– Tom dielen