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Olympics 7s schedule announced

July 20, 2020 1:03 pm
Australia vs USA in the 2016 Olympics. [Source: Rugby Report]

The men’s rugby sevens competition will take place first in next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

In a reverse from the previous edition in Rio, the men’s competition will be held from 26-28 July, with the women’s competition following on 29-31 July, which sees the gold medal match falling on ‘Super Saturday’ – traditionally a highlight of the Games.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games organizing committee and the International Olympic Committee have announced the revised competition schedule after the Olympics were postponed by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the opening ceremony now set for 23 July 2021.

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As previously announced, the rugby sevens will take place at the iconic Tokyo Stadium, which proved itself to be an excellent Rugby World Cup 2019 host venue.

Rugby sevens was a highlight of a spectacular Rio 2016 Olympic Games on debut, with Fiji winning its first medal in history.

World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont says he is sure that Tokyo 2020 will be a special celebration of sport and solidarity.

 

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