Former British archery event canceled due to virus

LONDON: A British archery competition that has been running for over 300 years has been canceled for the first time since the 1940s due to the coronavirus pandemic.

the Ancient Silver Arrow Tournament It was scheduled to take place in the north of England on May 16.

Organizers describe it as the oldest and oldest registered sporting event in the world, dating back to 1673.

the Society of Archers was formed in that year for the purpose of maintaining the skill.

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A statement on the event website said: " the 312th recorded meeting in the 348th year of the Society of Archers' Antient Silver Arrow Tournament has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. the shoot will take place again in 2021."

the competition is open to any "gentleman archer aged over 21 shooting in the long bow or any other bare bow and, since 1947, the recurve bow".

Los arcos compuestos modernos no están permitidos en el evento, al cual the competidores viajan desde lugares tan lejanos como Australia y the Estados Unidos.