The compound bow has been a game changer ever since its introduction in the late 1960’s. It relatively quickly gained acceptance for bowhunting and for American recreational archery. However, it took more than 20 years for compound to be accepted at the global levels of the sport of target archery. Target compound, in the context of World Archery, took 20 years to be established, and now has a 29-year history. It has now been accepted at every level of competition worldwide, with one prominent exception- it still isn’t in the Olympic Games.