Target Archery

The most commonly practiced form of archery, target tournaments are held both indoors and outdoors. The archers shoot from a line, which runs parallel to and is a designated distance from the target faces. Targets are comprised of multi-colored concentric circles of which each has a specific point value. A shot in the innermost circle scores the highest point value (usually 10), while a shot in the outermost circle scores the fewest (usually one). No points are awarded for a shot that misses the target. Events at the Olympic games are in the outdoor target disciplines, and are shot at a single common distance, 70 meters (or 230 feet).

(Material courtesy of National Shooting Sports Foundation)