Archery has been a part of Simlympic competition throughout the history of the games. It traces its roots to archery events in the ancient Greek games.
Twenty Simlympics nations have won medals in archery. New Rhodesia leads the overall medals table in archery with two golds. Ainkien is second, and has four Simlympic archery medals - the most of any other nation. Jiesan's three archery medals place it in a close third.
Simlympics competitioni consists of individual single-elimination matches. In the preliminary matches, 64 archers compete. The competition begins with the ranking round. Each archer shoots 72 arrows(in six ends, or groups, of 12 arrows). They are then ranked by score to determine their seeding for the single-elimination bracket. After this, final rankings for each archer is determined by the archer's score in the round in which the archer was defeated, with the archers defeated in the first round being ranked 33rd through 64th.
The elimination matches from the top 16 to the medal matches generate the most media attention.