Apparently, that might continue.
Lord's — which loosened its rather firm rules to allow archery on its grass in the first place — hasn't ruled out future events.
"Having so many people in the stands was great, and having it at such a prestigious location as Lord's — there's a lot of history there," said Jake Kaminski, the third member of the U.S. silver-medal team. "We hear it's very, very difficult to get season tickets there. ... To have our sport be showcased in such an event, such a venue, not only here at London but in Lord's, that's awesome."
The next Olympic archery venue will be on a site best known for something else. At Rio de Janeiro in 2016, arrows will fly at Sambodromo — the "stadium of Samba" and built nearly three decades ago for the Samba parades during Carnival.
When Rio rolls around, the U.S. archery contingent hopes no one will be surprised if the sport is hot again.
"Any kid can do archery," Rabska said. "And they're finding out it's cool."
AP Sports Writer Gerald Imray contributed to this story.
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