At the Sydney 2000 Games, archers shot at targets 70 metres away in four events - men's and women's individual and team competitions. The target is 1.22 metres in diameter and marked with 10 concentric rings. From where the archers stand, it looks about the same size as the head of a thumbtack held
at arm's length.
The centre ring, or bullseye, measures 12.2 centimetres in diameter, and counts 10 points. The outer ring counts one, and the rings in between increase by one point in value as they near the centre.
Archers, or teams, compete in head-to-head matches in single elimination after being ranked from one to 64. The semi-finals winners decide the gold and silver medals in the final, and the semi-finals losers shoot for the bronze.
LIST OF EVENTS *
individual (FITA Olympic round - 70m) Men
team (FITA Olympic round - 70m) Men
individual (FITA Olympic round - 70m) Women
team (FITA Olympic round - 70m) Women
* On the programme of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, Beijing 2008
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The origins of the discipline and its development during the Olympic Games.