x
x
x
x

Tue, September 01, 2020

World Rugby announces $2.5million for Olympic qualified sevens teams but also cancels two tournaments

World Rugby announces $2.5million for Olympic qualified sevens teams but also cancels two tournaments

World Rugby has announced that $2.5million will be allocated amongst the Rugby Sevens teams qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in order to cope with the disruption to the annual calendar after two rounds of the World Sevens Series were cancelled.

The 2021 Hamilton and Sydney events were scheduled to take place in January 2021 but have both been cancelled with the event now looking to begin in April with the Hong Kong and Singapore tournaments kicking off the Series. World Rugby said that the events had been cancelled “due to the ongoing and dynamic global nature of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The last round of the 2020 Series was cancelled with the Dubai and Cape Town events also being cancelled so teams have not had the chance to play as much as they normally would in the build up to an Olympics. In response to this World Rugby have confirmed that extra competitions will be organised at regional and cross-regional level so that the Olympic qualified teams will have the opportunity to amass more game time in preparation for the Olympics.

World Rugby announced that the $2.5million would be allocated between the teams who have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics with nations being able to apply to World Rugby for funding which can be directed towards rugby sevens squad training camps, competition support, technical and sports science and medical programmes.

You can read the World Rugby statement here.

Share

Recent News Articles

Wed, February 01, 2023

Russian Chess Federation to leave European Chess Union for Asian Chess Federation

The Chess Federation of Russia (FCR) is set to change its continental body from the European Chess Union (ECU) to the Asian Chess Federation (ACF) following war with Ukraine. 

Read More

Tue, January 31, 2023

Scholars call on Trudeau to launch independent inquiry into sports in Canada

Canadian and international scholars have written a letter to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calling for an independent inquiry into sports in Canada. 

Read More

Mon, January 30, 2023

Italy prop Ivan Nemer suspended until 30 June for giving Benetton teammate Cherif Traorè a rotten banana for secret Santa

Italy prop Ivan Nemer has been suspended until 30 June by the Italian federation after he gave his Benetton teammate Cherif Traorè a rotten banana as part of the club’s secret Santa. 

Read More