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Tokyo Olympics 2020: day three – in pictures

The best images from the third day’s action in Tokyo including mountain biking, basketball, diving and hockey Continue reading…

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Silent sevens: Olympics fail to capture spirit from Rugby World Cup | Justin McCurry

An Olympic run by Japan’s sevens team would be the perfect antidote to the empty seats but their hopes hang in the balance after a rocky startThe last time Japan played an international match at Tokyo stadium, almost 50,000 people watched the greatest …

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Wide open fields make Olympic rugby sevens a must-watch in Tokyo | Ben Ryan

Breathless action is in store as podium spots are there for the taking across both men’s and women’s competitionsSevens. We haven’t seen a lot of it recently. The last World Sevens Series event was almost a year and a half ago. One sport that was going…

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What does winning Olympic gold mean? For Fiji, it inspired a nation | Ben Ryan

Fiji’s 43-7 triumph in the men’s sevens final in Rio brought wild celebrations but also smashed though glass ceilingsWe were 43-7 ahead with time up and with possession deep in Great Britain’s half. The Olympic gold medal in the men’s rugby sevens at R…

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What does winning Olympic gold mean? For Fiji, it inspired a nation | Ben Ryan

Fiji’s 43-7 triumph in the men’s sevens final in Rio brought wild celebrations but also smashed though glass ceilingsWe were 43-7 ahead with time up and with possession deep in Great Britain’s half. The Olympic gold medal in the men’s rugby sevens at R…

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What does winning Olympic gold mean? For Fiji, it inspired a nation | Ben Ryan

Fiji’s 43-7 triumph in the men’s sevens final in Rio brought wild celebrations but also smashed though glass ceilingsWe were 43-7 ahead with time up and with possession deep in Great Britain’s half. The Olympic gold medal in the men’s rugby sevens at R…

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What does winning Olympic gold mean? For Fiji, it inspired a nation | Ben Ryan

Fiji’s 43-7 triumph in the men’s sevens final in Rio brought wild celebrations but also smashed though glass ceilingsWe were 43-7 ahead with time up and with possession deep in Great Britain’s half. The Olympic gold medal in the men’s rugby sevens at R…

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What does winning Olympic gold mean? For Fiji, it inspired a nation | Ben Ryan

Fiji’s 43-7 triumph in the men’s sevens final in Rio brought wild celebrations but also smashed though glass ceilingsWe were 43-7 ahead with time up and with possession deep in Great Britain’s half. The Olympic gold medal in the men’s rugby sevens at R…

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What does winning Olympic gold mean? For Fiji, it inspired a nation | Ben Ryan

Fiji’s 43-7 triumph in the men’s sevens final in Rio brought wild celebrations but also smashed though glass ceilingsWe were 43-7 ahead with time up and with possession deep in Great Britain’s half. The Olympic gold medal in the men’s rugby sevens at R…

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What does winning Olympic gold mean? For Fiji, it inspired a nation | Ben Ryan

Fiji’s 43-7 triumph in the men’s sevens final in Rio brought wild celebrations but also smashed though glass ceilingsWe were 43-7 ahead with time up and with possession deep in Great Britain’s half. The Olympic gold medal in the men’s rugby sevens at R…

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NFL player Nate Ebner withdraws from hunt for USA Olympic rugby spot

Patriots and Giants player went to Rio Games in 2016Super Bowl winner cites injury after NFL seasonThe NFL player Nate Ebner has withdrawn from contention for a second trip to the Olympics with the USA men’s rugby sevens squad, citing an injury sustain…

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Nate Ebner returns to rugby from NFL to compete for US Olympic sevens spot

New York Giants special teams member seeks squad placeEbner targets medal after Eagles disappointment in RioNate Ebner, a three-time Super Bowl winner with the New England Patriots, will return from NFL to compete for a place on the US Olympic men’s ru…

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GB sevens captain sounds warning for entire game over RFU’s swingeing cuts

Tom Mitchell and his squad will be cut loose at end of AugustTeam GB’s Olympic silver medallists seek UK Sport funding The country’s leading sevens players have warned that a failure to support their sport properly will have serious consequences for th…

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GB sevens captain sounds warning for entire game over RFU’s swingeing cuts

Tom Mitchell and his squad will be cut loose at end of AugustTeam GB’s Olympic silver medallists seek UK Sport funding The country’s leading sevens players have warned that a failure to support their sport properly will have serious consequences for th…

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England women’s and sevens squads to bear brunt of RFU cuts

Twickenham to cut workforce by 30% due to Covid-19Grassroots development also likely to be badly hitEngland’s women’s and sevens squads will bear the brunt of the Rugby Football Union’s cost-cutting along with grassroots development, according to a lea…

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‘A year to be better’: Abby Gustaitis on lockdown and the lure of Olympic rugby gold

The Eagles sevens captain has seen the Tokyo Games postponed and USA Rugby go bankrupt. She refuses to let her dream dieAbby Gustaitis, co-captain of the USA sevens team, has not heard the latest news from Tokyo. Related: Tokyo Olympics in 2021 at risk…

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Evania Pelite: ‘Rugby sevens is driving standards for women’s sport in Australia’

With a year to go before the Tokyo Olympics, Australia’s women’s sevens team is out to defend its title, and take revenge on New Zealand Heading to Rio for the 2016 Olympics, Evania Pelite’s focus was not solely on returning to Australia with a gold me…

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‘We were attracted by the aggression’: how rugby rescues lives in America

Cristian Rodriguez found the game in Hawaiian Gardens, California through a programme called Alternatives to Gang Membership. After this weekend’s Collegiate Rugby Championship in Philadelphia, he’ll head home to pay it backCristian Rodriguez grew up i…

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‘We were attracted by the aggression’: how rugby rescues lives in America

Cristian Rodriguez found the game in Hawaiian Gardens, California through a programme called Alternatives to Gang Membership. After this weekend’s Collegiate Rugby Championship in Philadelphia, he’ll head home to pay it backCristian Rodriguez grew up i…

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USA sevens sparkle at Twickenham to secure Olympic spot

Eagles and Fiji ensure qualification for Tokyo Games next yearCoach Mike Friday: ‘I’m so proud and pleased for all the boys’ USA have become the first men’s rugby sevens team to qualify for the Olympic Games in Tokyo next year, after winning their thre…