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    Rugby Sevens in the Olympics

    I heard they were going to include this in the Olympics.

    Does anyone know if they have decided on it yet?


    It would be a guarenteed Gold, Silver and Bronze for NZ

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    gold, cause surely they'd send out a boss team with all blacks included
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    Quote Originally Posted by nibbs
    gold, cause surely they'd send out a boss team with all blacks included

    Nibbs I am saying that we will amost certainly win Gold and we will be so good that they would give us the silver and the bronze as well becasue we are so much better than anyone else at sevens

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    Even though I would absolutely love to watch it at the Olympics, I dont believe it should be included. If it was, it would make for too many sports, and its not as if Rugby Sevens doesnt have enough tournaments by itself.

    And yes, All Blacks probably would win if it sent its best team.
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    NZ wouldn't necessarily win. anything can happen
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    Would it be considered as not played in enough countries at a high level to be included as an Olympic sport.

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    Maybe that's true, but Baseball isn't played in a huge number of countries either but it is still an Olympic sport.

    But of course, I'm just being biased because I want to have as many sports NZ has a chance of getting medals in as possible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_
    Maybe that's true, but Baseball isn't played in a huge number of countries either but it is still an Olympic sport.

    But of course, I'm just being biased because I want to have as many sports NZ has a chance of getting medals in as possible!
    If USA played Rugby Sevens well, then you might be a chance of getting the sport into the Olympics...

    Actually, seriously, if China did play it then you'd have a chance. The home country gets to push for sports they'd like to include, don't they? I know it works like that for the Commonwealth Games, where the selection of sports are a bit more flexible, however.

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    I think it would be good because the likes of Samoa, Fiji, Argentina, NZ who don't win many medals would all be a chance to win a medal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox
    If USA played Rugby Sevens well, then you might be a chance of getting the sport into the Olympics...
    Actually, seriously, if China did play it then you'd have a chance. The home country gets to push for sports they'd like to include, don't they? I know it works like that for the Commonwealth Games, where the selection of sports are a bit more flexible, however.
    They do.

    Nibbs I am saying that we will amost certainly win Gold and we will be so good that they would give us the silver and the bronze as well becasue we are so much better than anyone else at sevens
    I don't want to spoil your party, but we don't hold the Sevens World Cup...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaze
    Nibbs I am saying that we will amost certainly win Gold and we will be so good that they would give us the silver and the bronze as well becasue we are so much better than anyone else at sevens
    If that is the case, how come you haven't dominated the World Sevens Tour for the last few years?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox
    If USA played Rugby Sevens well, then you might be a chance of getting the sport into the Olympics...

    Actually, seriously, if China did play it then you'd have a chance. The home country gets to push for sports they'd like to include, don't they? I know it works like that for the Commonwealth Games, where the selection of sports are a bit more flexible, however.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman
    I don't want to spoil your party, but we don't hold the Sevens World Cup...

    I know that Voltman. The comment was really made in jest.

    There are many competitive teams.

    Kenya beat Australia once I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    If that is the case, how come you haven't dominated the World Sevens Tour for the last few years?

    Um marc71178 i don't know what you are talking about. Fiji have beaten understrength NZ teams in the 7s world cups in the past but crrect me if i am wrong in stating that NZ has never lost the world sevens circuit and have dominated in both comenwealth games securing gold on both occasions and are on track to retain their tour crown once again.

    I don't know when the World Sevens tour was introduced.. maybe five years ago possibly more. Winning it every year means you are fairly dominant marc71178

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    It would present a bit of a quandry for the home nations as we compete as GB in the Olympics. Some of the Ireland team who are Ulstermen (Humphreys & Maggs for instance) would be eligible for us, but the rest would I'm guessing have to play for The Republic of Ireland.

    It'd be good from a spreading the gospel of Rugby point of view, countries where there is a sizable minority into Rugby but who've been left behind by professionalism (USA, Canada, Romania) might invest in it a bit more if it became an Olympic sport.
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