Early Archery Competitions

Early Olympic archery competitions had unique events, with some very unusual names like Team fixed large and small bird, or even moving bird. How about Sur la Perche à la Pyramide, which translates as Perch on the Pyramid. I couldn't work out what Sur la Perche à la Herse translates as (apprently the sport is called popinjay archery in England).

Pole archery, which consisted of shooting artificial birds that were placed on cross beams suspended from a large pole, was an event at the 1920 games

Year Events
1900
  • Au Cordon Doré, 50 meters
  • Au Cordon Doré, 33 meters
  • Au Chapelet, 50 meters
  • Au Chapelet, 33 meters
  • Sur la Perche à la Herse
  • Sur la Perche à la Pyramide
1904
  • Team round, men
  • Team round, women
  • Double American round, men
  • Double Columbia round, women
  • Double National round, women
  • Double York round, men
1908
  • Double National round, women
  • Double York round, men
  • Continental style, men
1920
  • Individual fixed large bird
  • Individual fixed small bird
  • Individual moving bird, 50 meters
  • Individual moving bird, 33 meters
  • Individual moving bird, 28 meters
  • Team fixed large bird
  • Team fixed small bird
  • Team moving bird, 50 meters
  • Team moving bird, 33 meters
  • Team moving bird, 28 meters

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