Richard Priestman competed in three Olympic Games for Great Britain, and came home with two bronze medals from the team events in Seoul and Barcelona. He has been an archery coach since 1993, and has travelled the world coaching national sides. This year, he has been coaching the Columbian recurve squad, the women’s team achieving a … Continue reading Interview: Richard Priestman
It’s British Pathé Tuesday, and I’ve dug up a brief clip from the London Olympics of 1908. Naples was originally scheduled to host the event before a devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius sunk that plan. London rose to the challenge, and organised a games in two years flat, building a single new stadium that held almost every event … Continue reading Olympic Archery in 1908
Answer: Shooting… in Korea. The picture above was put up by the Korean Archery Association on their Facebook page today, as the ranking round took place at the Yuanshen Stadium. Many people have noticed the absence of a Korean recurve team at the current Shanghai World Cup stage (although the KAA has sent a compound … Continue reading Where is the Korean recurve team at #WC Shanghai?
Alison Williamson MBE, six-times Olympian, Olympic bronze medallist in 2004, and twice Commonwealth Games silver medallist, has retired. There will be no seventh Olympics. More here. Listen to her interview on BBC Radio Stoke below. It’s a good reminder of just how difficult it is to stay at the top in professional archery: Continue reading end of an era
It’s a sad day for The Infinite Curve when Ki Bo Bae, reigning Olympic champion, and number two in the world, hasn’t made it onto the Korean squad for this year, after failing to make the top eight during the selection shoot this week. Perhaps even more surprising, Yun Ok Hee, last year’s World Cup … Continue reading Ki Bo Bae news – “as the principle goes, no exceptions is”
The Infinite Curve: bringing you all the vaguely archery-related Winter Olympic content. This is the ‘bow and arrow’ freestyle skiing manouvre performed by Dara Howell on her way to a slopestyle gold medal at Sochi this morning. I’ve watched it a few times, and I can’t ‘see’ it myself. Nor did the commentators, apparently – … Continue reading a bow and arrow at #Sochi2014?
With another Olympics imminent – albeit one not featuring much archery (not even ski-archery), I thought I’d have a look at an occasionally overlooked element of the Games. Pictograms have been a part of Olympic design since they were first formally introduced at Tokyo ’64 – although they were employed by the IOC before that … Continue reading Olympic archery – pictograms through the ages