Olympics
Here is information on schedule of archery events in Beijing Olympics 2008. Learn about date, time, archery event and round as well as number of athletes taking part in archery events.

Archery in Olympics

Archery events in Beijing Olympics 2008 will start on 9 August and culminate on August 15. All events will be held at Olympic Green Archery Field, a temporary venue in Beijing.

Schedule of Archery Events
Date Time Event Round
August 9, 2008, Saturday 12:00 - 14:00 Individual Women Ranking Round
Team Women Ranking Round
15:00 - 17:00 Individual Men Ranking Round
Team Men Ranking Round
August 10, 2008, Sunday 10:00 - 13:30 Team Women 1/8 Eliminations
Quarterfinals
16:00 - 18:20 Team Women Bronze Medal Match
Gold Medal Match
August 11, 2008, Monday 10:00 - 13:30 Team Men 1/8 Eliminations
Quarterfinals
16:00 - 18:20 Team Men Bronze Medal Match
Gold Medal Match
August 12, 2008, Tuesday 10:00 - 13:10 Individual Women 1/32 & 1/16 Eliminations
Individual Men 1/32 & 1/16 Eliminations
Individual Women 1/32 & 1/16 Eliminations
15:30 - 18:40 Individual Men 1/32 & 1/16 Eliminations
August 14, 2008, Thursday 10:30 - 12:30 Individual Women 1/8 Eliminations
16:00 - 18:45 Individual Women Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Bronze Medal Match
Gold Medal Match
August 15, 2008, Friday 10:30 - 12:30 Individual Men 1/8 Eliminations
16:00 - 18:45 Individual Men Quarterfinals
Bronze Medal Match
Gold Medal Match


Number of Athletes
The athlete quota for archery event is 64 men and 64 women, comprising 128 athletes.

Rules
  • A 122 cm target is used for 60 m and 50 m distances. For the 40 m and 30 m distances, an 80 cm target is used.
  • Use of pencils is permitted for scoring arrows. The two scorers cross-check to prevent cheating. The judges are also appointed to control the conduct of scoring.
  • Any type of bow with any kind of sight is allowed. The only limitation is on the weight of the bow. The optimum bow weight is 80 Lbs for men and 60 lbs for women and juniors. Stabilizers and peepholes are permitted.
  • As for the arrows, standard type of screw in field points should be used with a minimum weight of 125 US grains for men and 100 US grains for women and juniors.