Rugby sevens at the Summer Olympics

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Rugby sevens at the Summer Olympics
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Events 2 (men: 1; women: 1)
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Rugby sevens is a Summer Olympics sport. It was played for the first time at the 2016 Summer Olympics with both men's and women's contests. Rugby sevens was added to the Olympics following the decision of the 121st IOC Session in Copenhagen in October 2009.

History[edit]

The first gold for Men's Rugby Sevens at the Olympics was earned by Fiji at the 2016 Summer Olympics. This represented the first ever Olympic medal for Fiji.[1]

Men[edit]

Summaries[edit]

Year Host Final Bronze medal match
Gold medal Score Silver medal Bronze medal Score Fourth place
2016
Details
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro

Fiji
43–7
Great Britain

South Africa
54–14
Japan

Women[edit]

Summaries[edit]

Year Host Final Bronze medal match
Gold medal Score Silver medal Bronze medal Score Fourth place
2016
Details
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro

Australia
24–17
New Zealand

Canada
33–10
Great Britain

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Australia (AUS) 1 0 0 1
 Fiji (FIJ) 1 0 0 1
2  New Zealand (NZL) 0 1 0 1
 Great Britain (GBR) 0 1 0 1
3  Canada (CAN) 0 0 1 1
 South Africa (RSA) 0 0 1 1
Total 2 2 2 6

Participating nations[edit]

Nation 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 Years
 Australia (AUS)                                                       24 1
 Argentina (ARG)                                                       12 1
 Brazil (BRA)                                                       24 1
 Canada (CAN)                                                       12 1
 Colombia (COL)                                                       12 1
 Fiji (FIJ)                                                       24 1
 France (FRA)                                                       24 1
 Great Britain (GBR)                                                       24 1
 Japan (JPN)                                                       24 1
 Kenya (KEN)                                                       24 1
 New Zealand (NZL)                                                       24 1
 South Africa (RSA)                                                       12 1
 Spain (ESP)                                                       24 1
 United States (USA)                                                       24 1
Nations                                                       14
Athletes                                                       288
Year 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 94 98 02 06 10 14

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympics Daytime". Rio 2016. 11 August 2016. CBC. 

External links[edit]