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The field of play at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Archery first appeared in the Olympic Games in 1900 and was contested again in 1904, 1908, and 1920. Women competed in the 1904 Olympics, making archery one of the first sports to include events for both genders.

The sport then had a 52-year hiatus from the Olympics. It was re-introduced to the programme in 1972, with individual events for men and women.

The Executive Board is the governing body of World Archery between Congress meetings.

The Executive Board is made up of the President, First Vice President, three Vice Presidents, eight other members including the chairperson of the Athletes Committee and the Secretary General and chairperson of the Constitution and Rules Committee as ex officio members. Ex officio members may participate in board meetings but do not have the right to vote.