By Duncan Mackay

Archery World_Cup_logoAugust 25 - Lausanne will host the 2014 Archery World Cup final, which will make it the first city to host the event twice having also staged it in 2008.

The World Cup is the sport's yearly circuit that showcases the concept of "exciting archery competitions in iconic and spectacular places".

Since 2006, the final has been hosted at the Mayapan pyramids in Mexico, by the famous seven-star hotel in Dubai, at the Montbenon Park in Lausanne, the Nyhavn Canal in Copenhagen, the Gardens of Edinburgh, and the Bosphorus shore of Istanbul. 

This year's final is due to take place on September 22 and 23 in Tokyo, near the Imperial Palace.

In 2013, the Trocadéro Square at the feet of the Eiffel Tower in Paris will be the host.

Trocadero Square_ParisTrocadéro Square at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in Paris will host the 2013 Archery World Cup final

World Archery's ruling Executive Board has also awarded two World Cup events to Wrocław, the Polish city due to host the World Games in 2017, and Medellín, the Colombian city bidding to host the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games.  

These two cities will complete the line-up of World Cup stages for the next three years – starting next year – with Shanghai and Antalya in Turkey.

There are usually four World Cup stages per year and previous organisers include for instance the "Oldest Fort of the New World" in Santo Domingo, the Poreč Marina in Croatia and Ogden, United States, by the Rockies Mountains.

The World Archery Indoor Championships 2014 will be organised by the city of Nîmes, in France, for the first time since 2003.

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