Archery is the skill of using an arc for firing arrows.
As a sport, it is one of the oldest we know as historically archery occurs in the Palaeolithic era. In particular, in Greece, it appears in the Minoan and Mycenaean times. They used arches of wood, horn and tendons.
In the new era archery became one of the Olympic sports. It was introduced from the earliest to the newer Olympic Games in 1900 with a major interruption from 1920 until 1972.
Two arc categories
There are two arc categories, the Olympic and the composite arcs.
Only athletes fighting an Olympic bowl take part in the Olympic Games. Each athlete is categorized according to his age. The distance to which the athletes compete changes depending on the kind and the category to which each athlete belongs.
For example, in the Olympic Games the official distance is seventy meters. The official distances for the women category are 70m – 60m – 50m – 30m. For the men category is 90m – 70m – 50m – 30m. The goal consists of ten circles, five different colors (yellow, red, blue, black, white) from the inside out. Each cycle represents a number of points.