Archery is a Summer Paralympics sport. Archery events were held at the Paralympic Games from 1960 to date. It is governed by World Archery. Archers are classified according to the extent of their disability.
Stoke Mandeville Games 1948 onwards
First held in 1948, the Games were held annually (until 2010, now biennially), originally in Stoke Mandeville, near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, South East England. They were the forerunner of the Paralympics. In fact what are recognised now as the first four Paralympics were known at the time as the 9th/13th/17th/21st Stoke Mandeville Games.
Modern Era 1960-present
Archery was one of the sports in the first Paralympic Games held in 1960 and it has been at all the Paralympic Games since, unlike the Olympics. Archery did not re-join the Olympics until 1972, meaning that in 1960, 1964 and 1968, archery was a Paralympic, but not an Olympic sport.
W1: Wheelchair and Cerebral Palsy athletes with impairment in all four limbs
W2: Wheelchair users with full arm function.
W3: Standing athletes in Amputee, Les Autres and Cerebral Palsy categories. Some athletes in the standing group will sit on a high stool for support but will still have their feet touching the ground
|1960||Rome||1960 Summer Paralympics||First ever Paralympics. 8 archery events 4 for men, 4 for women|
|1964||Tokyo||1964 Summer Paralympics||First team events, although for men only|
|1968||Tel Aviv||1968 Summer Paralympics||Olympics were held in Mexico City|
|1972||Heidelberg||1972 Summer Paralympics||Olympics were held in Munich, some mixed team events|
|1976||Toronto||1976 Summer Paralympics||Olympics were held in Montreal|
|1980||Arnhem||1980 Summer Paralympics||Olympics were held in Moscow|
|1984||New York / Stoke Mandeville||1984 Summer Paralympics||Olympics were held in Los Angeles|
|1988||Seoul||1988 Summer Paralympics||First (contested) women's team events|
|1992||Barcelona / Madrid||1992 Summer Paralympics||Olympics were held in Barcelona|
|1996||Atlanta||1996 Summer Paralympics|
|2000||Sydney||2000 Summer Paralympics|
|2004||Athens||2004 Summer Paralympics|
|2008||Beijing||2008 Summer Paralympics|
|2012||London||2012 Summer Paralympics|
|2016||Rio de Janeiro||2016 Summer Paralympics|