Now Japan gets ready to make Sevens sing

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ONE of the big winners from RWC2019 is going to be the Olympic Sevens in Tokyo next year. The splendid Ajinomoto Stadium, also known as the Tokyo Stadium, hosted no fewer than eight games during RWC2019 and with its 49,000 capacity it is the ideal size to project the two Sevens tournaments into the major league of Olympic sports.
In 2016, having lobbied so hard and so long for rugby’s return to the Olympic fold, World Rugby had to settle for the less than ideal pop- up Deodoro Stadium for Sevens to ...

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