Archery World Cup Makes First U.S. Appearance
For the first time ever, the United States will host one of the qualifying stages of the 2010 Archery World Cup season in Ogden, Utah. The four-day event, set for Aug. 3-7, will feature some of the best elite-level archers from across the world. Archers will be earning valuable points at Ogden’s third of four stages in hopes of qualifying for the 2010 World Cup Final in Edinburgh, Great Britain in September.
The pivotal third stage will be held at Weber State University with the championship finals contested at picturesque Lindquist Field. Ogden will also play host for the 2011 and 2012 Archery World Cup. The 2010 World Cup season started in Porec, Croatia, and was followed by the second leg in Antalya, Turkey. The fourth qualifying event will be in Shanghai, China.
The Archery World Cup, which started in 2006, has been a popular event for athletes, sponsors, media and fans. The FITA-sanctioned event allows organizers to select unique competition venues, which included hosting the finals by shooting over a canal at the 2009 Archery World Cup in Denmark, and competing from a floating platform at the 2006 final in Dubai.
35 Countries Registered
The Archery World Cup has grown into one of the annual premiere events for the international federation that attracts approximately 300 athletes from 30 countries at each of the various qualifying stages. As of June 18, the preliminary list of attending countries stands at 35.”We are extremely excited about the positive response to date from our international counterparts,” said Greg Easton, President of the Ogden World Cup Organizing Committee. “I attribute some of our attraction to the overall success of the Youth World Championships, which was held in Ogden last summer and brought 50 countries with almost 600 athletes.”
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