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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

29.07.2020

The International Crossbow Shooting Union extends warm congratulations to Pero Stojnic, the IAU President, on his birthday!

23.07.2020

This spring coronavirus made the world face new realities. Unfortunately, the IAU international tournaments have been canceled. Now the situation in the world is gradually stabilizing. Therefore, the country-members of the International Crossbow Shooting Union are going to hold several tournaments, for instance, the 25th Croatia CUP in VELIKO TRGOVIŠĆE, Croatia. The organizing committee of the tournament told us how the competition would be held.

14.07.2020

This spring the news about the cancellation of the most top competitions shocked the world of professional sport. This negative impact of COVID-19, unfortunately, has also affected the sports plans of the International Crossbow Shooting Union. Safety of sportsmen always comes first for the IAU, so the IAU Executive Committee made a difficult decision to prematurely close the international competition calendar for the current year. Our athletes told us about their pastime during this quarantine period, about their home trainings and new hobbies.

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