60 seconds with Ku Bonchan

Olympic Champion Ku Bonchan won the recurve men’s event at the Lausanne Archery Classic. Korean recurve archer Ku Bonchan made his international debut in 2014. At the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, he won two gold medals: one in the individual category and the other with teammates Kim Woojin and Lee Seungyun in the team event. The winner […]


Coach Jeoung’s Tips: Body Position

Resident coach Kyeong Su Jeong outlines how to achieve good body position for archery. Archers who do not have enough strength to draw their bow will tend to use their body instead. They arch their back, which usually pushes their chest forward. Goals of the week Improve body position Avoid back and neck injuries Avoid an […]


Liechtenstein team visits the Centre

The Liechtenstein Archery team spent a weekend this autumn, training at the World Archery Excellence Centre. Eight recurve and compound archers visited the Centre.  The purpose of their visit was to get to know the coaches and tour our state of the art facility, that was officially inaugurated on the 2nd December, 2016 in Lausanne. Two […]


60 seconds with Jay Barrs

Barrs visited the Centre on 4 December 2016 for its official opening ceremony. The USA’s Jay Barrs became a double Olympic medallist during the Games in Seoul, Korea in 1988. He won gold individually and collected silver with teammates Rick McKinney and Darrel Pace. Jay’s also a mutiple world and national outdoor, indoor and field champion. Impressed with […]


Dielen sets Centre’s 1st world record

Swiss recurve women Nathalie Dielen scored 564/600 on the 60 arrows 25-metre ranking round at the World Archery Excellence Centre. Nathalie Dielen scored 564 out of a possible 600 points to set a new recurve women masters’ world record during the 19th Lausanne Indoor Tournament held at the brand-new World Archery Excellence Centre on 7/8 January […]


60 seconds with Sara Lopez

World number one Sara Lopez was in Switzerland to compete at the Lausanne Classic, the first competition held at the World Archery Excellence Centre, on 4 December. Colombian compound archer Sara Lopez made her international debut in 2013. She has won more than 20 gold medals and has held the number one spot in the world rankings […]


World Archery Excellence Centre officially opens

The World Archery Excellence Centre was declared open by IOC President Bach on Friday 2 December 2016. The Centre was inaugurated at a ceremony attended by key dignitaries from sports organisations, international, regional and local authorities, partners and world-class athletes. Guests were impressed by the state-of-the-art facilities and the unique setting of the building. “I’m […]