OGDEN -- Quiet please!
Easton Sports Development Foundation announced on Wednesday that Archery World Cup 2012 will be staged at the Golden Spike Event Center, a move from Weber State University where previous events have been held.
The world championship are scheduled for June.
This year, Promontory Towers on the WSU campus are scheduled for demolition. Organizers were concerned the venue would be free of distractions for competitors.
"This decision has been a difficult, since the Foundation has enjoyed a wonderful relationships with Weber State University," said Robert Romero, Archery World Cup local organizing committee president. "We feel the location change is in the best interest of the athletes who are attending.
"Many of the athletes will not only compete in the third leg of the World Cup in Ogden, but will also compete in the Last Chance Olympic Qualifier, where those teams that have not secured a spot in the 2012 Olympics in London will have their final opportunity to do so."
Established in 2006, the Archery World Cup has been held at several unque venues. The World Archery-sanctioned event has included shooting over a canal at the 2009 Archery World Cup in Demark and competing on a floating platform at the 2006 final in Dubai.
In 2012, as many as 300 athletes from 300 countries will be competing with a shot at competing in Ogden. The World Cup Finals will be held in Tokyo, Japan.
"The Easton Foundation would like to thank the Weber State staff for their efforts in making previous Archery World Cup events so successful," Romero said.