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!
The other day one more organizing Committee meeting on the preparation and conducting of the 20th World Crossbow Championship in “Match” and “Field” divisions, which is to be held on August, 12-19, took place in Ulyanovsk. A large number of representatives from concerned departments and structures attended the meeting with the Chairman of the Government of Ulyanovsk region.
Crossbow Shooting Federation of Russia (CSFR) has made crossbow shooting available for the students of Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia – there has been recently set up a new crossbow shooting section, comprising students from more than 150 countries all over the world. Now every student has an opportunity of taking up such an exciting kind of sport!