Rugby sevens at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics

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Rugby Sevens
at the II Summer Youth Olympic Games
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Venue Youth Olympic Sports Park
Dates August 17–20
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Rugby sevens at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics was held from August 17 to August 20. The events took place at the Youth Olympic Sports Park in Nanjing, China. This marked the debut of Rugby sevens at the Youth Olympics as it was voted an Olympic sport for the 2016 Summer Olympics.[1]


A total of 6 teams will participate in each gender. Each National Olympic Committee (NOC) can enter a maximum of 2 teams of 12 athletes, 1 per each gender. As hosts, China was given a spot to compete in the girls’ tournament. The six male and five other female teams were decided at the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens held in Moscow, Russia from 28–30 June 2013.[2] The top ranking nation from each of the six regional unions qualified a team (in the girls’ tournament NACRA and CONSUR were combined).[3]

However, due to the rule where nations may only qualify a single team sport (field hockey, football, handball and rugby sevens) in each gender some teams had to make a choice in which sport to participate in. Any declined teams were reallocated to the next best ranked team at the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens in the same regional union. Should none remain the spot would go to the next best ranked team not yet qualified.[3]

To be eligible to participate at the Youth Olympics athletes must have been born between 1 January 1996 and 31 December 1997.[3]

Participating teams[edit]

Regional Unions Boys Girls
Africa (CAR)  Kenya  Tunisia
Asia (ARFU)  Japan  China
Europe (FIRA-AER)  France  Spain
North America and Caribbean (NACRA)  United States  Canada
 United States
South America (CONSUR)  Argentina -
Oceania (FORU)  Fiji  Australia


The schedule was released by the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games Organizing Committee.[4]

All times are CST (UTC+8)
Event Date Event Day Starting Time Event Details
August 17 Sunday 09:00
Boys' Group Stage
Girls' Group Stage
August 18 Monday 09:00
Boys' Group Stage
Girls' Group Stage
August 19 Tuesday 09:00 Boys' Group Stage
Girls' Group Stage
August 19 Tuesday 15:30 Boys' 5-6 Match
Girls' 5-6 Match
Boys' Semifinals
Girls' Semifinals
August 20 Wednesday 09:00 Boys' Medal Matches
Girls' Medal Matches

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  France 1 0 0 1
 Australia 1 0 0 1
3  Argentina 0 1 0 1
 Canada 0 1 0 1
5  Fiji 0 0 1 1
 China 0 0 1 1
Total 2 2 2 6


Event Gold Silver Bronze
 France (FRA)
Alex Arrate
Faraj Fartass
Alex Gracbling
Alexandre Lagarde
Martin Laveau
Alexandre Nicque
Alexandre Pilati
Arthur Retière
Alexandre Roumat
Atila Septar
Sacha Valleau
Matthieu Voisin
 Argentina (ARG)
Jose Barros Sosa
Lautaro Bazan Velez
Vicente Boronat
Enrique Camerlinckx
Juan Cruz Camerlinckx
Juan Ignacio Conil Vila
Manuel de Sousa Carrusca
Bautista Delguy
Indalecio Ledlesma
Hugo Miotti
Mariano Romanini
Isaac Sprenger
 Fiji (FIJ)
Josaia Cokaibusa
Waisea Daroko
Timoci Meya
Ratu Nawabalavu
Sailasa Powell
Alipate Qaraniqio
Filipe Qoro
Navitalai Ralawa
Joseva Rauga
Semi Tabacule
Ratu Uluiviti
Eminoni Vuidravuwalu
 Australia (AUS)
Brooke Anderson
Marioulla Belessis
Shenae Ciesiolka
Dominique du Toit
Kellie-Marie Gibson
Raecene McGregor
Caitlin Morgan
Tiana Penitani
Amber Pilley
Mackenzie Sadler
Tayla Stanford
Laura Waldie
 Canada (CAN)
Moanda Anglo
Catherine Boudreault
Pamphinette Buisa
Hannah Darling
Chanelle Edwards-Challenger
Ashley Gordon
Lauren Kerr
Jenna Morrison
Kaitlyn Richard
Cass Schmidt
Maddy Seatle
Charity Williams
 China (CHN)
Gao Xue
Gao Yueying
Li Tian
Ling Chen
Liu Xiaoqian
Luo Yawen
Shen Yingying
Sun Caihong
Wang Tingting
Wu Fan
Yan Meiling
Yang Feifei


  1. ^ Wilson, Stephen (August 13, 2009). "Golf, rugby backed by IOC board for 2016 Games". The Seattle Times. Associated Press. Retrieved 14 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "Youth Olympic Games Sevens teams confirmed". International Rugby Board. 19 June 2014. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Qualification System: Rugby Sevens" (PDF). International Rugby Board. May 2012. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Sport Explanatory Brochure: Rugby sevens" (PDF). Nanjing Youth Olympic Games Organizing Committee. 4 March 2014. Retrieved 21 June 2014.