Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Date Started: August 8, 1984
Date Finished: August 11, 1984
Participants: 109 (62 men and 47 women) from 35 countries
Youngest Participant: Choi Won-Tae (16 years, 272 days)
Oldest Participant: Giancarlo Ferrari (41 years, 291 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 6 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): South Korea and United States (2 medals)
The two Olympic archery events, men’s and women’s individual, were contested at a temporary archery range set up at El Dorado Regional Park in Long Beach, California. El Dorado Regional Park was built by the city of Long Beach in 1968 and continues to be used for recreation. The park has multiple areas for usage, including a spacious community center, night-lighted basketball and volleyball courts, softball and soccer fields, skate park, six group picnic sites available for reservation, a disc golf course, a tennis center, an 18-hole golf course, playground equipment, and multiple duck ponds.
Bhutan made its Olympic début in 1984, entering six archers, three men and three women. Archery is the national sport of Bhutan and through 2008, Bhutan competed only in archery at the Olympics.