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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

11.10.2019

The 14th European Crossbow Cup (Indoor 18m) took place In Slavonski Brod, Croatia, in six categories from 5th to 6th October 2019. This year the competition was held in a new format with targeting team and individual competitions on the first day, and on the second day the first 32 shooters competed according to the scoring table 1/32; 2/31; 3/30 ... and so on to the winner.

03.10.2019

International Crossbow Shooting Union congratulates Vasiliy Lesnikov on his appointment as the Chairman of the Crossbow Shooting Federation of Russia!

19.09.2019

A junior Champion of Israel in rifle shooting, a 15-year-old guest of the 20th World Crossbow Championship in Match and Field divisions, Olga Tashchieva has not only captured the hearts and minds of spectators and strict judges, but also hit a bull’s eye. The young athlete managed to win the first place becoming the best shooter in Match division in “Guests” category. The crossbow beginner and her father and coach Alexander Tashchiev told about their impressions, discoveries, new friends and emotions in an exclusive interview.

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