Rugby sevens at the 2020 Summer Olympics

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Rugby sevens
at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad
VenueTokyo Stadium
Dates27 July – 1 August
No. of events2
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Rugby sevens at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo will take place from 27 July to 1 August at the Tokyo Stadium. Twenty-four teams (twelve each for men and women) will compete in the tournament.[1][2][3][4][5]

Competition[edit]

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games organizing committee has announced session times for the men's and women's rugby sevens competitions, which will take place at the iconic Tokyo Stadium, a Rugby World Cup 2019 host venue. The Men's sessions will take place July 27–29 with the women's sessions happening July 31 – August 1, 2020.

Changes[edit]

In a reverse to the 2016 Rio 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 31 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]

Qualification[edit]

Men's[edit]

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 Chile Santiago 1  Argentina
2019 RAN Sevens 6–7 July 2019 Cayman Islands George Town 1  Canada
2019 European Qualifying Tournament 13–14 July 2019 France Colomiers 1  Great Britain
2019 Oceania Sevens Championship 7–9 November 2019 Fiji Suva 1
2019 Africa Men's Sevens 9–10 November 2019 South Africa Johannesburg 1
2019 Asian Qualifying Tournament 23–24 November 2019 South Korea Incheon 1
2020 Final Olympic Qualification Tournament June 2020 1
Total 12

Women's[edit]

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 Peru Lima 1  Brazil
2019 RAN Women's Sevens 6–7 July 2019 Cayman Islands George Town 0[note 1]
2019 European Qualifying Tournament 13–14 July 2019 Russia Kazan 1  Great Britain
2019 Africa Women's Sevens 12–13 October 2019 Tunisia Jemmal 1
2019 Oceania Women's Sevens Championship 7–9 November 2019 Fiji Suva 1
2019 Asian Qualifying Tournament 9–10 November 2019 China Guangzhou 1
2020 Final Olympic Qualification Tournament June 2020 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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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/

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