July 2019 marks closely one year until the start of Tokyo Olympic 2020 where rugby sevens are set to make its second entrance at an Olympic Games after its debut at Rio 2016. Fans who want to watch the live-action of Olympic Rugby can get Olympic Rugby Tickets online.
Taking place at the Tokyo Rugby Stadium the same venue that will host some of the largest Rugby World Cup 2019 matches the men’s competition will run from 27-29 July with the women’s being held 30 July.
The high-octane spectacle that is rugby sevens will be performed by the world’s top athletes on the game’s greatest stage in Tokyo taking the sport to new fans across the globe.
Rugby returned to the Olympic program in Rio 2016 when the sevens format provided a captivating showcase for the game that saw its fan base increase by almost 17 million in 6 key territories with Tokyo Olympic 2020 predictable to unearth an estimated 30 million new fans worldwide Nielsen.
World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont said. Just over one month ago we concluded a record-breaking season on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series and today we celebrate exactly one year until Tokyo Summer Games 2020 where rugby sevens will make its second appearance in the Olympic Games program this is a very thrilling time for our sport.
“After the incredible success of Rio 2016, which saw rugby sevens win the hearts of millions of new fans worldwide we are confident that Tokyo will be an excellent platform to showcase our sport and inspire many more to take up playing or watching the unique game of sevens.
We are both excited and honored that rugby sevens will return to the biggest stage in a sport where spectators will witness the players’ immense talent and athleticism over six action-packed days.”
Fifteen teams eight men’s and seven women’s have so far qualified for Tokyo 2020 in what has been a huge competition season for sevens. This year’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series acted as the principal route for qualification with the men’s and women’s teams finishing in the top four earning automatic qualification.
Regional qualification tournaments have also taken place in South America North America and Europe with events for Africa, Oceania and Asia set to take place over the course of October and November 2019.
The last chance for teams to fight for their spot at Tokyo Summer Games 2020 will be at the World Rugby Olympic Repackage tournament which is set to take place next year.
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