Host City: Atlanta, United States
Venue(s): Stone Mountain Archery Center, Stone Mountain, Georgia
Date Started: July 28, 1996
Date Finished: August 2, 1996
Format: Teams consisted of three archers. Ranking rounds scores based on scores carried over from individual ranking round. Tie-breaking for the final placements was done by the following method. Losers in each round were ranked according to the score they shot in that round. Ties in that round were broken by the number of 10s shot in that round and then the number of 9s shot in that round. If still tied the score in the preceding round was used as the tie-breaker, followed by number of 10s, and then number of 9s in the preceding round. Team event shot entirely at 70 metres. Matches consisted of 27 arrows, 9 per archer.
By 1996 Korea was the top archery country in the world. They had been World Champions in 1995, although in 1993 France won a surprising victory. Korea led the ranking round with a world record and in the finals, faced their arch-rivals, the United States, with the USA winning a surprising 251-249 victory for the gold medal. Italy, which would win the 1999 World Championship, placed third in Atlanta, defeating Australia in the bronze medal match.