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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

14.07.2019

Crossbow shooting as passion and life work – the IAU ex-president Charles Mechin told us how he got to know this amazing kind of sport. Interesting details and facts, valuable recommendations as well as an authoritative opinion of a highly qualified specialist about development and modernization of crossbow shooting – all these things and many others can be read about in an exclusive interview at www.iau-crossbow.org.

09.07.2019

Technical delegates of the International Crossbow Shooting Union (IAU) and the IAU President Pero Stojnic have just paid a visit to Ulyanovsk, the program of which turned out to be eventful and included plenty of activities. One of the main aims of the visit to Ulyanovsk was the assessment of the venues’ preparation for the 20th World Crossbow Championship in “Match” and “Field” divisions. Looking ahead, we should say that this technical examination has been passed successfully!

25.06.2019

About 100 volunteers, 30 of which will have English skills, will take part in the preparation and conducting of the 20th World Crossbow Championship in “Match” and “Field” divisions, which is to be held on August 12-19 in Ulyanovsk.

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