IOC To Recommend Rugby Continues For 2024 Olympics

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12 June 2017

World Rugby have expressed their appreciation for the IOC Executive Board’s recommendation to retain all 28 sports that featured at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games for the 2024 Olympic Games programme (to be held in Paris or Los Angeles).

The recommendation, which will be considered at IOC session in Lima, Peru in September, is an endorsement for rugby sevens, which was considered as one of the stand-out highlights on debut at the Rio Games.

World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont said: “While the IOC session will ultimately consider this recommendation, World Rugby, like the entire global rugby family, is very excited by today’s executive board’s recommendation.

“I would like to thank the IOC president Thomas Bach and the IOC executive board for placing their continued trust in rugby, and our national member unions, players and passionate fans for making sevens the best it can possibly be.

“We now await the decision of the IOC session and continue to be fully committed to the Olympic Charter and the highest standards of anti-doping as we look to what promises to be a spectacular Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and, hopefully, beyond."

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