Wroclaw to host Archery World Cup
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The finals of this year's Archery World Cup are to be held in Wroclaw, south west Poland, it was announced on Wednesday.
The event, which is organised by the World Archery Federation (WTA), is divided into four stages in four countries.
Wroclaw's hosting of the final stage will act as a prelude to the city's staging of the 2017 World Games.
“The federation wanted to check the sporting and hotel facilities in the city, as well as the level of organisation,” revealed Jozef Basciuk, chairman of the organisational committee of the World Cup, as cited by the Polish Press Agency (PAP).
He pledged that the cup will be a feast for sports fans.
“In the past, the spectating of archery events was limited owing to safety regulations, but now, thanks to video screens, fans can see every detail of the shot that's been fired,” he said.
As it was, the World Archery Federation was founded in Poland in 1931, and it was initially composed of eight member states: Poland, France, Czechoslovakia, Sweden, the United States, Hungary and Italy.
Up until 2011 it was officially registered under its French name, Fédération Internationale de Tir a l'Arc (FITA).
The finals of the 2013 cup will be held in Wroclaw from 19-25 August, with contestants from 50 countries taking part. (nh)