Even when the times for the athletes are though and there are not many competitions, many athletes keep on working on the development of their favorite sport. The IAU Athlete Ambassador and the world class Match crossbow athlete Joel Brüschweiler recently took part in the IAU General Assembly as a guest. Here are his impressions and crossbow shooting story.
The year 2021 launched with good news - another European country has joined the International Crossbow Shooting Union! Despite strong historical crossbow shooting background, Lithuania has come a long and difficult journey. Lithuania has come through a long way from amendments to current legislation and registration of the kind of sport to official membership in the IAU. Once again, the example of this country proves the theorem that nothing is impossible! The President of the Lithuanian Crossbow Shooting Union Mantas Balsys talked about the future plans and prospects for the development of crossbow shooting in an exclusive interview.
The new reality dictates new challenges for us. Therefore, for the first time in the history of IAU, an online crossbow shooting tournament was held. 64 athletes from Russia, the Czech Republic and Croatia took part in the tournament. The competitions were held in 6 categories. Read about the features of the IAU’s first online tournament in an exclusive interview with Tijan Zeljko.
The office of the International Crossbow Shooting Union, represented by Valentina Pereglin and Mihaela Oborovechki, reported on the work done and shared plans for the future. Read about current issues, plans and further prospects for the development of IAU in an exclusive interview.
A vice – champion of the European Championship - 2018 in Men’s category, a multiple champion of Croatia, a winner of world and European championships in team crossbow competitions - Marijan Kajfeš told us his sport story. Read about victories and defeats, hard trainings, unforgettable tournaments and, of course, a sincere love of crossbow shooting in an exclusive interview.
A four–time Czech Republic champion in crossbow shooting, a young and promising athlete, Karolina Hynkova told us about her path to the crossbow world. Read about training, hobbies as well as future sports plans in an exclusive interview specially for www.iau-crossbow.org
Sports marketing today has become an integral part of the global sports industry. This issue gives the exact answer to the main question - how to make money turning a sport into the source of treasured investments! The latest trends of sports marketing, ways and means of increasing the investment attractiveness of crossbow shooting - read all this information in an exclusive interview with our expert, assistant to Secretary General for Marketing of the National Olympic Committee of Croatia Ranko Cetkovic.
Due to a difficult situation in the world and the coronavirus pandemic, when boundaries between countries are closed and transport routes are being blocked, the International Crossbow Shooting Union (IAU) has to take a tough decision – all the IAU controlled competitions will be cancelled in 2020. Read more in the interview with the IAU President Pero Stojnic.
The owner of a bronze medal of the World Cup Final in “Match” division, young and talented crossbow shooter, Lisa Forstner told us about this success and her crossbow story, as well as sports signs and future plans. Read about it in our exclusive interview for www.iau-crossbow.org
The International Crossbow Shooting Union is now at a qualitatively new stage in its development and is on the verge of a modernization era. The IAU entered the year of 2020 already having a broad range of experience in holding tournaments, setting high-scores and reaching new achievements. Nevertheless, the organization is not going to stop and sets new ambitious goals! The IAU Secretary General Valeriy Ashikhmin talked about the opening of a second office, expanding borders and plans for future in an exclusive interview.