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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

23.04.2020

Dear athletes, here is the appeal of the IAU head office! The document is available as an attachment.

Stay healthy! We are always in touch with you!

22.04.2020

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.

26.03.2020

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.

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