Management officially receive Centre keys

On 27 June, World Archery Excellence Centre staff officially received the building’s keys, which is expected to begin operations in September. Management inspected and reviewed each area and space with the construction team, the architects and the engineers. While most of the areas were immediately approved during the meeting, there were some details the parties […]


IOC President tours Excellence Centre

The World Archery President invited the IOC President to tour the facility in Lausanne as it neared completion. International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach was given a tour around the World Archery Excellence Centre by World Archery President Prof Dr Ugur Erdener at the beginning of June 2016, as the construction process moved into its final stages. With the […]


The Centre Façade advances

Even before the World Archery Excellence Centre started its design process, it was decided that it was going to be as eco-friendly and integrated into the green areas that surround it as possible. The latest component of the construction to be delivered on site, the façade – which is the exterior of the Centre – […]


The legacy of Jim Easton

World Archery Honorary President and IOC Executive Board Member Jim Easton served as World Archery President from 1989 to 2005. It was his long-time dream to have an international archery centre in the Olympic Capital of Lausanne, Switzerland. The idea of the World Archery Excellence Centre began to be officially pursued in 2009 by World […]


Office and meeting spaces defined

Construction advances in the World Archery Excellence Centre. With the installation of the walls, windows and doors, and all their compartments, all the areas of the centre’s inner corridors have been finally settled. The spaces for the development staff offices, meeting rooms, cafeteria, gym, and other rooms can now be easily identified within the nearly-completed […]


The architects that created the centre: Tardin & Pittet

Founded in 1989 in Lausanne, Switzerland, Tardin & Pittet Architects was chosen from four firms to design and construct the World Archery Excellence Centre. Through its history, the company has participated in different architectural contests, developed diverse projects for public authorities and worked in small private projects. With creativity, pragmatism and professionalism as core values, […]


60 seconds with John Dudley

John Dudley has been involved in archery for over thirty years. From the outdoor life and 3D archery to target archery, John won his first call-up to the USA Archery Team in 2004. Through the years, he’s travelled around the world, met new friends and collected a haul of medals and titles. His knowledge and […]


Green Energy, Green Centre

According to its renewable energy strategy, Switzerland requires that 20% of the basic electrical consumption of a new building is covered by green energy. Basic electrical consumption includes lighting and power for electrical devices like computers and televisions, white goods and plugs. The green energy policy of the World Archery Excellence Centre includes installing extensive […]


Logo unveiled for new World Archery Excellence Centre

World Archery’s Development Foundation revealed the identity of development hub and elite archery venue opening in Lausanne in 2016. The logo of the new World Archery Excellence Centre in Lausanne, Switzerland was officially launched in December 2015. Envisaged as a hub for Olympic, elite and recreational archery worldwide, the state-of-the-art facility will host training camps, […]