Archery is a competitive sport that has been used historically for hunting and combat. In the 1840s the British Grand National Archery Society turned recreational archery into a modern sport with standardised rules and new techniques. Modern competitive archery involves shooting arrows at a target, testing accuracy from a set distance or distances. Archery debuted at the 1900 Olympic Games in Paris and has featured as a competition in the Summer Olympics since 1972. It therefore makes up part of epa’s sports coverage.