World Archery throws support behind India's proposal to have 'friendship’ competition

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New Delhi, India, January 7, 2020: World Archery has given its “full support” to India’s proposal of having an archery competition in India as part of the Commonwealth Games Friendship Programme. World Archery Secretary-General Tom Dielen wrote a letter to the Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra in which he said the world governing body would work together with the Indian government to finalise the details.

“We have well received a copy of your proposal to the Commonwealth Games Federation and we are pleased that India included Archery in this proposal. World Archery is giving its full support to this proposal to have an archery competition in India as part of the Commonwealth Games Friendship Programme,” Dielen said.

“We will work with the Indian government and the Indian Olympic Association to finalise details of the programme but would suggest adding the mixed team events which will also feature in Tokyo 2020,” Dielen added.

The Indian government has, in principle, given approval to hold the Commonwealth Games archery and shooting events in India. Both events will be held under the aegis of the Commonwealth Games Friendship Programme in March 2022.

Archery and shooting are not part of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games medal programme.

Source: ANI News Agency