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Welcome to the official site of the IAU, the International Crossbow Shooting Union!

With us you will discover an amazing and inimitable world of crossbow shooting, get acquainted with its heroes - the strongest crossbow shooters from different countries, learn a lot of new and interesting things about the disciplines of the “Match” and “Field” divisions, read about the calendar plans and competition regulations. As well as become acquainted with interviews, comments, news, photos and video reports - always exclusive and prompt only on the website of the International Crossbow Shooting Union!

IAU (abbreviation from German - "Internationale Armbrustschützen Union") is a worldwide sports public organization founded on June 24, 1956.

Aims and objectives of the International Crossbow Shooting Union:

  • development and popularization of crossbow shooting all over the world
  • international sports competitions
  • strengthening friendly ties between national crossbow shooting federations 

Crossbow shooting is a technically challenging, distinctive sport that has a rich, centuries-old history and strong traditions that originate in various cultures around the world. Crossbow sport is always a bright sporting spectacle and uncompromising struggle on crossbow shooting ranges.

The head of the International Crossbow Shooting Union is the President of the IAU, who also chairs the Executive Committee. This collegial governing body is elected from the representatives of the national federations that are members of the IAU. And all together we are a team of like-minded people from Russia, Europe and Asia. We make every effort to develop the IAU in the true spirit of international sport.

Join us! We are always glad to see you on the pages of our site!

national federations

  • Austria

  • Belgium

  • China

  • Croatia

  • Czech Republic

  • Estonia

  • Finland

  • France

  • Great Britain

  • Germany

  • Hong Kong

  • Hungary

  • India

  • Ireland

  • Israel

  • Italy

  • Japan

  • Kazakhstan

  • Latvia

  • Mongolia

  • Netherlands

  • Portugal

  • Russia

  • Serbia

  • Slovenia

  • Switzerland

  • Sweden

  • Taipei

News

11.03.2019

The organizers of the World Crossbow Shooting Championship have visited Ulyanovsk, the city that is hosting the main championship of the year this August. One of the main agenda items was a meeting of the Organizing Committee, where a number of important issues on the preparation and hosting of the World Championship 2019 were discussed.

28.02.2019

On August 24, 2018 one more sports organization was established. The date is very important to us as it was the day when the National Crossbow Shooting Federation of Latvia, that has recently joined IAU, was founded. Oleg Dorofejev, the President of the youngest National Federation told us about the history of its creation, its current state, future plans and perspectives.

20.02.2019

IAU is expanding its boundaries! International Crossbow Shooting Union welcomes the Federation of Latvia that has officially been recognized as a new Member Federation of IAU. Therefore, in total, IAU now comprises 28 Member Federations, 16 of which are European.

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