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Fun Facts

  • Did you know that bows and arrows have been used for at least 25,000 years?
  • In history, some British monarchs banned football and various other sports because men were playing these instead of practising their archery.
  • Bhutan’s national sport is archery.
  • In the Middle Ages, a skilled long-bowman could release between 10-12 arrows per minute, that’s roughly around an arrow every 5-6 seconds.
  • Another word for archer is toxophilite which comes from two Greek words which mean ‘lover of the bow’.
  • When women were first allowed to compete in the olympics in 1904, archery was the only sport they could take part in.