Bow in mourning, farewell to Jim Easton
The world archery family is in mourning, James L. Easton, president of World Archery from 1998 and 2005, passed away today at the age of 88
The world archery family is in mourning, James L. Easton, president of World Archery from 1998 to 2005, of which he was also Honorary President, as well as a manufacturer of arrows and other archery materials, passed away today at the age of 88. . He led world archery through years of modernization, introducing for example clashes and then he was among the founders of the Lausanne Center of Excellence which decided to display the World Archery flag at half-mast as a sign of mourning .
Throughout his life he was a supporter of archery, his enthusiasm and philanthropic activity will never be forgotten both by those who practice archery and by the world of sport in general as he was a member of the Olympic Committee since 1994 and between 2002 and 2006 he was vice president before also becoming an honorary member.
The family announced his passing and underlined how Jim was a source of inspiration with his “passion, innovation, work ethic and loyalty. Despite some serious health problems, he faced life and its challenges with tenacity and determination. Jim will be greatly missed, but the Easton Sports Development Foundation, along with Jim’s many philanthropic efforts, will carry his legacy into the future.”