Extract from Sports the Olympics Forgot
There are also archery competitions where the coconuts are situated 50, 70, and 90 yards from the archer. Any type of bow, other than a crossbow, may be used in the competition – again six coconuts are the targets and the archer has 10 arrows to get the job done. Teams from Bhutan are not allowed to enter the competition due to the incidents in 1987 when a team from that country deployed tactics that are allowed in their own country but are frowned upon everywhere else. The team deliberately tried to put off the other teams by shouting at them when they were about to shoot and jumping up and down in their line of sight. This caused a number of altercations and the withdrawal of the India ambassador from Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, for six weeks. Barry Kim from Canada has won the most archery titles with 16 victories from 2006 to the present day. Ironically, Barry is allergic to coconut oil and milk, and so can’t join in any of the victory celebrations.