The Archery Canada national office will be closed from Monday, August 1st through Sunday, August 7th, for the national meetings and Canadian Championships to be held in Windsor and Peterborough, Ontario. The office will re-open on Monday, August 8th.
Archery Canada has announced that it will nominate Karen Van Nest of South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario and Kevin Evans of Jaffray, British Columbia, to the Canadian Paralympic Team for the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.
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Two archery athletes chosen to represent Canada
TORONTO (July 6, 2016) - On Wednesday, Archery Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee named the two athletes nominated to represent Team Canada in the men's and women's archery competitions at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
World Archery gave notification today to Bjorn Bengston Sweden AB that their license for producing target faces were revoked. This includes all target faces described in World Archery Constitution and Rules book, Book 2, article 7.2.2 and Book 2, Article 8.2.1.
Target faces from this manufacturer cannot be accepted anymore in World Archery events, nor World Archery ranking events and competition registered at World Archery Calendar.
Archery Canada’s President, Al Wills is pleased to announce the appointment of Dennis Colbourne of Newfoundland as Archery Canada’s volunteer Coordinator for the Indoor Mailmatch Program. Welcome aboard Dennis! And thank you!
Sincere thanks and appreciation is extended to Gil Segovia of Saskatchewan for volunteering his time and expertise over the past two years to coordinate the Indoor Mailmatch Program. Thank you Gil!
Archery Canada has announced that it will nominate two-time Canadian Olympian Crispin Duenas of Toronto to the Canadian Olympic Team for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
After finishing 33rd at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Duenas tasted global success with a podium finish at the 2013 World Championships. During the 2016 season, Duenas has had a variety of strong results, and competed at three World Cup events in China, Colombia, and Turkey, with his best finish coming at the Shanghai World Cup, where he placed 9th.
Further to the May 20th and June 3rd letters to the Archery Canada Community, which were posted on the Archery Canada website*, I am writing to update you on the matter dealing with Jay Lyon and his doping infraction. The expedited hearing in front of World Archery took place this past Wednesday morning June 8th. The World Archery Anti-Doping Panel released its ruling this morning. The World Archery Anti-Doping Panel has ruled that Jay Lyon “has committed an anti-doping rule violation pursuant to rule 36.2.1 of the Anti-Doping Rules of the World Archery Federation”. Consequently, the Anti-Doping Panel has sanctioned Jay Lyon with “a period of ineligibility of two (2) years pursuant to Article 36.10.2 of the Anti-Doping Rules of the World Archery Federation, commencing as of the date of the provisional suspension on 19 May 2016.”
Archery Canada has announced that it will nominate Georcy-Stéphanie Thiffeault Picard of Montreal, Quebec to the Canadian Olympic Team for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
Thiffeault Picard has been Canada’s top ranked archer since 2013, and has had a strong start to the 2016 season. Thiffeault Picard holds a world ranking of 48th, and also holds the Canadian Recurve record, which she claimed in 2014.
Dear Archery Canada Community:
Further to the May 20th letter to the Archery Canada Community, which was posted on the Archery Canada website*, I am writing to update you on the matter dealing with Jay Lyon and his doping infraction. Jay requested and was granted an expedited hearing in front of World Archery, which is scheduled for Wednesday, June 8 morning. The hearing will take place at the World Archery headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. Jay and his legal counsel will participate in the hearing via teleconference.