June 19 - The International Archery Federation (FITA) has signed a one-year agreement with a new technology sponsor, Turkish company TFORS.
Ugur Erdener, the FITA President, made the official announcement of the TFORS sponsorship agreement during his visit to the federation’s headquarters in Lausanne.
This is the third major announcement made by the federation this year, following a new licensing programme for textile and the launch of the World Archery brand.
TFORS, the brand name of Technology for Sports, is a new event services company in Turkey that provides integrated technology solutions for event organisers.
It has extensive know-how in IT technologies, event management, graphic design and website development.
As the new IT services partner for all the major World Archery events, including the Archery World Cup, TFORS will provide all the accreditations and results services onsite and online.
It has developed a wireless scoring system that allows quick collection and publication of the archery scores on various devices.
TFORS also produces television graphics, as well as the web infrastructure and applications, needed for successful media coverage of an event.
Erdener said, “We are very pleased to welcome TFORS as a new archery sponsor.
"TFORS increases our operational efficiency and the attractiveness of our events by providing integrated IT solutions tailored to our needs.
"Their one-stop offering saves us significant time. With TFORS co-ordinating all our technological needs, it certainly frees us to focus on more important sporting issues.”