Rugby sevens at the 2020 Summer Olympics

Rugby sevens at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo will take place from 26 July to 31 July 2021 at the Tokyo Stadium. Twenty-four teams (twelve each for men and women) will compete in the tournament.[1][2][3][4][5]. The dates were modified due to the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 games as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rugby sevens
at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad
VenueTokyo Stadium
Dates26–31 July 2021
No. of events2
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2024 →

CompetitionEdit

The men's and women's rugby sevens competitions will take place at the iconic Tokyo Stadium, a 2019 Rugby World Cup host venue. The men's sessions will take place July 26–28 with the women's sessions happening July 29 – July 31, 2021.

ChangesEdit

In a reverse to the 2016 schedule, the men's competition will be played first over three days from July 27–29 with the women's competition taking place from July 30 through August 1 and culminating with the gold medal session on "Super Saturday".

There will be two sessions on each competition day. The morning session will kick-off at 9AM JST and run until midday JST and the evening session will begin at 4:30PM and finish at 7PM. The medal matches will take place in the evening sessions.[6]

QualificationEdit

Men'sEdit

Event Dates Location Quotas Qualifier
Host 7 September 2013 N/A 1   Japan
2018–19 World Rugby Sevens Series 30 November 2018 – 2 June 2019 Various 4   Fiji
  United States
  New Zealand
  South Africa
2019 South American Qualifying Tournament 29–30 June 2019   Santiago 1   Argentina
2019 RAN Sevens 6–7 July 2019   George Town 1   Canada
2019 European Qualifying Tournament 13–14 July 2019   Colomiers 1   Great Britain
2019 Oceania Sevens Championship 7–9 November 2019   Suva 1   Australia
2019 Africa Men's Sevens 8–9 November 2019   Johannesburg 1   Kenya
2019 Asian Qualifying Tournament 23–24 November 2019   Incheon 1   South Korea
2020 Final Olympic Qualification Tournament TBD TBD 1
Total 12

Women'sEdit

Event Dates Location Quotas Qualifier
Host 7 September 2013 N/A 1   Japan
2018–19 World Rugby Women's Sevens Series 20 October 2018 – 16 June 2019 Various 4   New Zealand
  United States
  Canada
  Australia
2019 South American Qualifying Tournament 1–2 June 2019   Lima 1   Brazil
2019 RAN Women's Sevens 6–7 July 2019   George Town 0[note 1]
2019 European Qualifying Tournament 13–14 July 2019   Kazan 1   Great Britain
2019 Africa Women's Sevens 12–13 October 2019   Jemmal 1   Kenya[note 2]
2019 Oceania Women's Sevens Championship 7–9 November 2019   Suva 1   Fiji
2019 Asian Qualifying Tournament 9–10 November 2019   Guangzhou 1   China
2020 Final Olympic Qualification Tournament TBD TBD 2[note 1]
Total 12
  • Notes:
  1. ^ a b With both the United States and Canada advancing to the tournament through securing top four slots in the 2018–19 World Rugby Women's Sevens Series, the spot for the RAN champion was re-allocated to the final Olympic qualifying tournament, which will now see two teams qualify for the Olympic Games.
  2. ^ South Africa won the qualifying tournament but declined their spot due to a policy against accepting spots from continental tournaments. Kenya, as runner-up, qualified instead.[7]

Competition scheduleEdit

Legend
PR Pool Round PM Placing Matches QF Quarter-Finals SF Semi-Finals F Finals
Schedule[8][9]
Date Jul 26 Jul 27 Jul 28 Jul 29 Jul 30 Jul 31
Event M E M E M E M E M E M E
Men's PR PM QF PM SF PM F
Women's PR PM QF PM SF PM F

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2020 Tokyo Olympics Rugby Sevens Schedule Finalised". Rugby World. Archived from the original on 13 October 2018. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Tokyo 2020: Rugby". Archived from the original on 18 September 2018. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Sevens Olympic pathway confirmed for 2020". Archived from the original on 12 October 2018. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Next Up for Sevens: Tokyo Olympics 2020". Archived from the original on 12 October 2018. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Dubai Rugby Sevens to kick-off competition for 2020 Tokyo Olympics". Archived from the original on 12 October 2018. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  6. ^ https://www.usarugby.org/2019/04/schedule-confirmed-for-tokyo-2020-olympic-games-rugby-sevens/
  7. ^ "Kenya qualify for Tokyo 2020 despite Rugby Africa Women's Sevens final defeat". www.insidethegames.biz. 13 October 2019. Retrieved 13 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Schedule - Rugby Tokyo 2020 Olympics". Olympian Database. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  9. ^ "Rugby Competition Schedule". Tokyo 2020. Retrieved 8 March 2020.

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