Did you know?
- The first known Archery competition was organised in Finsbury, London, in 1583. It attracted 3,000 participants.
Hollywood actress Geena Davis took part in US trials for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Archery team.
- At the Athens 2004 Games, archers competed in the Panathinaiko Stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games took place in 1896. The Stadium was built on the ruins of an ancient stadium built in 329 BC.
In the 14th century, archery was considered so important to the defence of the nation that an English law made it compulsory for every man aged between seven and 60.
- The earliest known cricket match played at Lord's Cricket Ground was 1814.