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Archery world cup to draw crowds

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The Archery World Cup Finals will be held in Edinburgh in September 2010

Thousands of spectators are expected to flock to see the the Archery World Cup Finals in 2010, which are being held in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh City Council said the free event could attract a large crowd, while announcing it is to be held on the weekend of 17-18 September 2010.

It is to be held in East Princes Street Gardens.

The International Archery Federation (FITA) in Switzerland confirmed in July the capital would host the event.

It will be broadcast to as many as 250 million viewers on TV and the internet, showcasing both Edinburgh and Scotland.

Edinburgh Council deputy leader, Steve Cardownie, said it was a "huge honour" for the capital.

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