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The art, practice, or skill of propelling arrows with the use of a bow

  • The word 'Archery' is derived from the Latin phrase 'arcus'.
  • The Bow was used during 10,000 to 9,000 BC at Stellmoor in the Ahrensburg valley north of Hamburg, Germany. Arrows in early days are made of pine.
  • Bow hunting and bow fishing are common activities in the early days of civilization.
  • Target archery is a popular international sporting competition.
  • Sporting archery is administered by International Archery Federation.
  • Archery debuted at the 1900 Summer Olympic Games. France made the most number of appearances (11 of 14) in Olympics.
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