For the year-end meeting, World Archery’s executive board gathered at the World Archery Excellence Centre, with some members joining remotely.
The main decisions taken were:
1.The 2025 World Archery Championships and World Archery Congress were awarded to the Korean city of Gwangju.
2. The Korean city Gwangju will also replace Shanghai as host of the Asian stage of the 2022 Hyundai Archery World Cup.
3. Winnipeg, Canada will host the 2025 World Archery Youth Championships.
4. To continue professionalisation of events, the international license programme will be launched from 2022.
5. A 500 CHF late fee has been introduced for any applications received after the deadline (six months prior to the event). This should encourage proper planning of the calendar, which is now scheduled using the international block system.
6. World ranking events will now also be liable for a 780 CHF fee covering anti-doping administration.
7. Mandatory equipment inspection has been removed from stages of the Hyundai Archery World Cup alongside the introduction of a single combined practice session. Athletes will be able to optionally attend inspection during the period, with random spot checks during the event for those who do not.
8. Bylaws to remove equipment failure stoppages, increase the maximum number of international judges to 80, and clarify the new 30-second-per-arrow time limit were accepted for all world ranking events in 2022. (Para world ranking events remaining at 40 seconds.) At the same time, there will be further guidance issued on the rule’s caveat, which states that the timing can be extended back to 40 seconds under certain circumstances, aimed at national events ahead of the outdoor season.
9. A sustainability committee has been formed. It will be chaired by the secretary general of the Dutch federation, Arnoud Strijbis, and include representatives from the next two world championships (Berlin 2023 and Gwangju 2025).