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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

08.11.2019

The main awards of the upcoming World Cup Finals 2019 in crossbow shooting are already waiting for their heroes. Big and Small Crystal Globes have been delivered to the IAU office and very soon they will leave for Munich (Germany) and Dubrava (Croatia) – the cities hosting the grand tournaments in “Match” and “Field” divisions.

17.10.2019

The 20th World Crossbow Championship in Ulyanovsk became the 1st IAU event combining active IAU athletes and invited guests. The “beginners” competed in a separate category. “Guests” competitions turned out to be spectacular and interesting and brought some benefits as well. Many athletes who participated in crossbow competitions for the first time, took the initiative and are going to set up crossbow federations in their countries. The IAU President Pero Stojnic told us about the future policy of IAU development and extension.

16.10.2019

The IAU World Cup Final in “Field” division is to tale place on December 5-8 in Dubrava, Croatia. The best crossbow shooters of the world according to IAU ranking list will compete once again for the main trophy – a small crystal globe, and the duel format of competitions will certainly impress all the spectators and fans. Learn about all the detals of the forthcoming tournament as well as the surprises prepared by the organizers in an exclusive interview with Branko Pereglin.

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