World Rugby has confirmed that Rugby Sevens is set to be retained for 2024 Olympics programme after an action-packed debut at Rio 2016
During six action-packed days in Rio, the world’s top men’s and women’s sevens stars inspired a new generation of fans and participants worldwide.
All 28 sports that featured at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be retained for the 2024 Olympic Games programme.
— World Rugby (@WorldRugby) June 9, 2017
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.”