A Quarter-Century On: Barcelona Olympic Games Open With the Shot of an Easton Arrow

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Easton Archery - Barcelona Olympic Games

Today, July 25 2017, marks 25 years since Spanish Paralympian Antonio Rebello launched a flaming Easton arrow to light the cauldron of the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games.

This one iconic archery shot, witnessed by an estimated two billion people on television around the world, is still the benchmark for Olympic flame lightings.

Easton engineers worked with the Games organizers to build more than 1000 test arrows for the event- and with only one chance to get it right, nothing was left to chance. Strong, reliable Easton aluminum technology – the same used in today’s class-leading Easton A/C and FMJ shafts- was an essential part of the successful shot.

The result was a spectacular and iconic event that set the gold standard for Olympic Games opening ceremonies.

Relive the moment here:


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10 Responses to "A Quarter-Century On: Barcelona Olympic Games Open With the Shot of an Easton Arrow"
  1. Cheryl Podgorski says:


  2. Ray Wise says:

    The quiver’s look awesome would be a nice addition to my gear being as I’m on the 2017 USAT.

  3. Pedro Antonio Luis Mesa says:

    What a fantastic moment! Icon on the Olimpic games ever.

  4. Rezo lopez says:

    Quiso participar en el sorteo..quiero ese carcaj. Gracias

  5. Sady Mauro says:

    Easton la freccia che fa solo centro!

  6. Robert Bouchard says:

    I think these are pretty awesome. I do remember watching it on TV I love my Easton Fat Boys.

  7. Stefan Pökk says:

    Love easton for 14 years now!!!

  8. simon colgan says:

    Pure Awesome

  9. Donna says:

    LOVE THIS QUIVER!! And the country it represents.

  10. Luis F. M. Cabral II says:

    Was there as an athlete to represent the Island of Guam in the sport of Archery. Still get goose bumps every time I see the opening shot.

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