IAU Administration



THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY is the principal administrative body of the IAU; its powers embrace all matters which are not specifically attributed otherwise by the Constitution. A General Assembly is formed by the Delegates of the Member Federations and the Members of the Executive Committee. Ordinary sessions of the General Assembly are held every four (4) years, at the same time and place as the World Championships. Extraordinary General Assemblies are usually held every two years together with a Continental Championships.


The members of the IAU Executive Committee are elected by the General Assembly for a four (4) year term of office. The Accountant supports the Executive Committee and participates without voting rights. The Executive Committee handles all routine business and makes decisions on routine matters.


The IAU has two Technical Committees, one being responsible for Match-crossbow shooting and the other for Field-crossbow shooting. The members of the IAU Technical Committees are elected by the General Assembly. Each member is elected for a four-year term. The Technical Committees responsibilities include the following matters concerning Match and Field crossbow shooting; Competitors’ equipment, Range layout and safety; Shooting range equipment; Timing and Scoring procedures; Ensuring that the sport is made attractive as possible to the news media and spectators; Responding promptly to questions or proposals submitted by Member Federations . The activities of the Technical Committees are also coordinated by the IAU Executive Committee .