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World Rugby welcomes IOC decision to postpone Tokyo 2020 Olympics

World Rugby welcomes IOC decision to postpone Tokyo 2020 Olympics

By Naveel Krishant
Wednesday 25/03/2020

World Rugby have come out in support of the decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics until 2021 due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

The decision to delay the games for a year means that men’s rugby sevens champions Fiji – along with women’s champions Australia – must now wait to defend their title following a difficult build-up that was affected by a series of HSBC Sevens Series postponements.

In a statement following the announcement from Japan, World Rugby wrote they support the prudent and necessary decision of the International Olympic Committee and Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee to postpone the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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