Meteksan Archery World Cup, Dover

The first three rounds of this year's Meteksan World Cup were set in Ulsan (South Korea), Varese (Italy) and Antalya (Turkey); now they are coming to Dover for the fourth and final leg before the grand finals in Dubai.

The event, which also incorporates the third and final leg of this year's EMAU European Grand Prix, runs from Tuesday 31 July to Sunday 5 August in the grounds of the Duke of York Military School, just down the road from Dover Castle.

The event contains everything that modern archery is about - combining the stamina of the FITA round 'marathon' at the start of the week with the excitement and nerves of the head-to-head stages and sudden-death shoot-offs.

This will be a chance in a lifetime for everyone in Kent and the rest of the south-east to see the world's top archers in action over six days of competition and to raise the profile of archery in the public mind as a sport and leisure activity.

For those who cannot get to the event, there will be internet coverage live on FITA TV (expired link) on a subscription basis and edited highlights afterwards on an 'On Demand' basis.

Then on the morning of Monday 6 August archery treads the hallowed turf of Lord's cricket ground in London, for a three-way archery team event at the site of the 2012 Olympics archery competition. India, China and Great Britain will fight it out in the first in a series of similar events leading up to the London Olympics.

Practice starts at 9:30 and admission is free - so take a look now at the GNAS web site for more information.