Rugby World Cup Sevens Retained and Integrated into Olympic Cycle

By iSportconnect | June 12, 2013

The Rugby World Cup Sevens tournament will be fully integrated into the Olympic Games cycle and used as a springboard to the Games.

The International Rugby Board (IRB) made the decision to integrate the event within the middle of the Olympic cycle to provide a ‘key high performance pathway for teams around the world.’

IRB also confirmed the next RWC Sevens after 2013 will take place in 2018, prescription two years before the 2020 Olympics.

This will ensure an Olympic Games or RWC Sevens will take place every two years and allow RWC Sevens to be used as a key springboard to the Games.

IRB Chairman Bernard Lapasset said: “Like all Olympic sports, cialis we believe that a world championship event will increase competitiveness, interest and participation, slotting into the multi-sport Games cycle and enhancing Rugby Sevens in the Olympic Games and the sport as a whole.”

The 2013 edition of the tournament takes place June 28-30 at the Luzhniki Stadium in Mosow, three years ahead of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.