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Best Olympic Archery Venues

It only makes sense if you put a diamond on a carefully polished steel ring or even a gold one, or a valuable object in a safe. People tend to keep their valuables in the right place; thus Olympics archery takes place in beautiful and classy venues; welcome to the best Olympic archery venues.

We have already gone through a few articles about archery, like the

comprehensive introduction

which was a well-organized article about everything about archery that you should know before attempting to explain the rules of this sport to anyone else, and then we covered the best archers of this sport, like Kim Woo-jin and Deepika Kumari.

It is highly advised to read the mentioned articles prior to the list of Olympic venues in archery article. If you already did or you just want to learn more about archery venues, then we present to you a well-organized list of 

best Olympic archery venues


In this list, we will also explore some of the venues for the upcoming Olympics, like 2024 Paris and 2028 Los Angeles. There are 17 venues for archery at the Summer Olympics that have been or will be utilized.

Archery, one of the oldest still-practiced activities, is inextricably tied to the rise of civilization. It was similar to the discovery of fire and the creation of the wheel in terms of cultural advancement. This is why archery is probably one of the most important and memorable sports of the Olympics. Olympic is an epic event itself.

It has been an entertaining event for years, the event where the best athletes in the world gather to compete in beautiful venues. Speaking of the venues, what are the best venues in the world and in Olympics history? Let us talk about venues archery at the 2020 Summer Olympics.

A one-of-a-kind article about the best Olympic archery venues

This article would bring back so many memories, particularly for those who are old enough to remember Krylatskoye Sports Complex Archery Field of Moscow or even the Stone Mountain Park Archery Center and Velodrome of Atlanta which is not that old but still has been one of the places for legends to compete.

The first two venues would be upcoming venues for future events. Without more introductions let us get to the first venue of our

list of Olympic venues in archery


SoFi Stadium (2028 Los Angeles)

First on the list of Olympic venues in archery has come from the future to introduce itself.

Inglewood, California, United States' SoFi Stadium is a stadium and entertainment complex. It's 3 miles (4.8 km) southeast of The Forum, on the former site of the Hollywood Park Racetrack.

The stadium hosts the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League since it opened in September of 2020. It is also the home of the Los Angeles Bowl.

WWE announced in February 2020 that WrestleMania 37, the 2021 edition of their premier professional wrestling pay-per-view, will take place on March 28, 2021, at SoFi Stadium. In April 2019, the Los Angeles Times stated that SoFi Stadium was a "front-runner" to host a future edition of the tournament. 

Because WrestleMania 36 in 2020 was not conducted as an in-person event at Raymond James Stadium due to COVID-19, WWE announced on January 16, 2021, that the event would be rescheduled for WrestleMania 39 on April 2, 2023, and that WrestleMania 37 would be hosted in Tampa instead.

All of the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2028 Summer Olympics and Paralympics will take place in SoFi Stadium (which, per tradition, will be renamed for the length of the Games in accordance with sponsorship requirements).

Archery and soccer (football) competitions will also be held in the venue.

Les Invalides (2024 Paris)

Our next futuristic contender on the list of Olympic venues in archery is part of the French grounds.

Les Invalides is a complex of buildings in Paris's 7th district that houses museums and monuments connected to France's military history, as well as a hospital and a retirement home for war veterans, which was the original purpose of the buildings.

The Musée de l'Armée, the French Army's military museum, the Musée des Plans-Reliefs, and the Musée d'Histoire Contemporaine are all housed in the buildings.

Because of its key position and historical significance, the Invalides has been the site of numerous significant events in French history. It was invaded by Parisian rioters on July 14, 1789, who took the cannons and muskets kept in the vaults to use against the Bastille later that day.

Napoleon was entombed with much pomp and circumstance beneath the dome of the Invalides in 1840. Captain Alfred Dreyfus was degraded in front of the main building in December 1894, and his later rehabilitation took place in a courtyard of the complex in 1906.

The majority of the 2024 Olympic activities will take place in and around Paris, including the districts of Saint-Denis, Le Bourget, Nanterre, Versailles, and Vaires-Sur-Marne (just outside the city limits).

The handball contests will be hosted in Lille's Stade Pierre-Mauroy, while the sailing and surfing competitions will be conducted in Marseille and Teahupo'o, respectively. Football will be played in seven different cities around France.

Enough of the future lest move back in time until we get to

archery at the 2020 Summer Olympics


Stone Mountain Park Archery Center and Velodrome (1996 Atlanta)

Stone Mountain is the representative of Atlanta in the

list of Olympic venues in archery


Stone Mountain is a quartz monzonite dome monadnock in Stone Mountain, Georgia, and is home to Stone Mountain Park. The state of Georgia owns the park, which is managed by Herschend Family Entertainment of Norcross, Georgia.

It reaches a height of 1,686 feet (514 meters) above sea level and 825 feet (251 meters) over the surrounding region at its top.

Stone Mountain is famous for not just its geology, but also for the massive rock relief on its north face, which is the world's biggest bas-relief artwork. Three Confederate leaders, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and Stonewall Jackson are shown in the sculpture.

The Venable Brothers previously owned Stone Mountain "as a monument to the Confederacy." Stone Mountain Park opened on April 14, 1965, exactly 100 years after Lincoln's assassination, but it had been in use for a few years before that. By 2015, it has become Georgia's most popular tourist attraction.

The mountain, whose composition spans from quartz monzonite to granite and granodiorite, has a perimeter of more than 5 miles (8 kilometers) at its base. A walk-up route on the west side of the mountain or the Skyride aerial tram can be used to reach the mountain's peak.

Stone Mountain Park hosted Olympic sports in tennis, archery, and track cycling during the 1996 Summer Olympics. The archery and cycling locations were only temporary, but they are now part of the songbird and habitat path.

Bois de Vincennes (1900 Paris)

What about going back to the first Olympics that archery was featured on the list of Olympic venues in archery?

The Bois de Vincennes is Paris's biggest public park, located on the city's eastern outskirts. Emperor Napoleon III designed it between 1855 and 1866.

The park is located close to the Château de Vincennes, a historic royal palace in France. It includes an English landscape park with four lakes, a collection of entertaining areas such as zoos, a velodrome for bicycle races, and the French National Institute of Sports and Physical Education's campus.

The Bois de Vincennes hosted the majority of the events in the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris.

The Velodrome, which has a capacity of 40,000 spectators, was designed specifically for cycling competitions. The park was the site of the first international cricket match between England and France, which England, predictably, won.

This was the arena the archery competition took place. A total of 150 archers participated in the six events that were ultimately given official status. 5,000 people competed in an archery tournament held in connection with the 1900 World's Fair.

Hubert Van Innis of Belgium won two gold and one silver medals, and he would add to his total twenty years later at Antwerp.

If you dont know who Hubert is we have already talked about this legend in our

prevoius articles

, be sure to check them out.

Not fond of old days? Let us get to the current century in the next section of the

list of Olympic venues in archery


Sydney International Archery Park (2000 Sydney)

During the 2000 Summer Olympics, the Sydney International Archery Park was built specifically for archery. Sydney Olympic Park is home to the stadium. Stutchbury and Pape were in charge of the design.

The place designated for archery is located on Bennelong Parkway, across from the Waterfront Apartments, almost 3 kilometers from the Sydney Olympic Park town center.

School vacation programs for youngsters, beginner's courses, school programs, casual archers, and professional instruction are all held at the site. Corporate team-building activities, as well as laser clay pigeon shooting, are provided.

Panathenaic Stadium (2004 Athens)

The Panathenaic Stadium in Athens, Greece, is a multi-purpose stadium. It is the only stadium in the world made completely of marble, and it is one of Athens' most important historic sites.

This stadium hosted 4 Olympic events in its history the 1896 Olympics, 1906 Intercalated Games, and finally 2004 and of course, 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games.

The Greek government, through Crown Prince Constantine, asked George Averoff, a Greek businessman resident in Egypt, to fund the stadium's second restoration in time for the 1896 Olympics. In the mid-1890s, architect Anastasios Metaxas drew out a rebuilding plan based on Ziller's findings.

"He replicated the size and form of the second-century building, placing the tiers of seats around the U-shaped track," Darling says. It was restored in Pentelic marble and is "remarkable for its great degree of faithfulness to Herodes' old monument."

Prior to the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, the stadium "required no substantial refurbishment."  During the games, the stadium hosted the archery competition (15–21 August) and served as the finish line for both the women's and men's marathons (22 /29 August).

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Lord's (2012 London)

London Olympic was a memorable one. What was its archery venue name? Let us find out in this portion of the list of Olympic venues in archery.

Lord's Cricket Ground, or just Lord's, is a cricket facility in London's St John's Wood. It is owned by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and serves as the home of Middlesex County Cricket Club, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), the European Cricket Council (ECC), and the International Cricket Council (ICC) until August 2005. (ICC).

Lord's is known as the "Home of Cricket," and it also houses the world's oldest sporting museum.

Lord's is currently located on the third of three sites that Lord developed between 1787 and 1814. Where Dorset Square currently stands was his original ground, today known as Lord's Old Ground.

Lord's Middle Ground, his second ground, was utilized from 1811 to 1813 before being abandoned to make room for the Regent's Canal's construction across its outfield. The current Lord's Ground lies about 250 yards (230 meters) northwest of the Middle Ground's location.

The stadium has a capacity of 30,000 people. Proposals to improve capacity and amenity are being explored. It was planned in December 2013 to rebuild the ground for roughly £200 million over a 14-year period.

The purchase of the northern portion of the Nursery Ground in 1838 was originally intended to be used as an archery range. Archery was first documented at Lord's in August 1844, when visiting Ioway Indians camped there and showed their archery abilities.

The archery tournament was held in front of the pavilion, with the targets 70 meters distant, right past the plaza and in front of the Media Centre. Temporary platforms for up to 5,000 spectators were built on either side of the plaza.

Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí (2016 Rio de Janeiro)

Rio has always been a beautiful place to visit so are its venues. Let us explore one of them in this section of the list of Olympic venues in archery.

The Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucai is a specially constructed parade venue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the Rio Carnival. Passarela Professor Darcy Ribeiro, or simply the Sambódromo in Portuguese or Sambadrome in English, is another name for the facility.

It is located in the Cidade Nova neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro's downtown region, and it is where samba schools compete each year during the Rio Carnival. Thousands of Brazilians and foreign visitors attend the parades each year, and the building is also utilized as a multi-purpose entertainment venue.

The Sambódromo is a 700-meter (2,300-foot) section of Marquês de Sapuca street that has been transformed into a permanent parade field with bleachers (grandstands) on both sides for spectators. It has a 90,000-person capacity. Each year, before Carnival, the parade avenue is painted gray.

The complex contains the Praça do Apoteose (Apotheosis Square), near the Morro da Mineira, towards the conclusion of the parade route, where the bleachers are situated farther back from the parade area, forming a square where revelers assemble as the procession comes to a close.

The venue featured archery and the athletics marathon event at the 2016 Summer Olympics, as well as archery at the 2016 Summer Paralympics.

An ancient Brahma beer plant adjacent was destroyed in preparation for the Olympics, and additional bleachers were erected on the site, boosting spectator capacity by about 18,000 seats, in keeping with Niemeyer's initial concept of making the Sambadrome complex symmetrical.

On February 7, 2012, the restaurant reopened. The event was attended by Mayor Eduardo Paes and architect Oscar Niemeyer.

Yumenoshima (2020 Tokyo)

Finally, here we are with archery at the 2020 Summer Olympics venue.

Yumenoshima is a neighborhood in Tokyo, Japan, made out of an artificial island constructed from garbage dump.

It is not the first such island in the bay, but at present fill rates, there will be no more place for the waste dump in the bay without disrupting shipping channels by about 2050; similarly, waste landfill islands in Osaka Bay and Ise Bay, such as Rinku Town, are slowly being devoured.

In the 1930s, the island was proposed as the location for a new Tokyo Municipal Airport to replace Haneda Airport. The airport plan was completed in 1938, and construction on the island began in 1939, but owing to resource restrictions during World War II, the project went behind schedule.

Following the war, the airport proposal was formally abandoned because the Allied occupation authorities preferred to enlarge Haneda rather than create a new airport.

In 1947, a public beach was established on the island, and the name "Yumenoshima" was given to it. After the beach closed in 1950, the island was utilized for rubbish dumping until 1957.

Yumenoshima Park will host archery events during both the 2020 Summer Olympics and the 2020 Summer Paralympics.

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