Rugby used to be part of the Olympics but was then taken out of it. However in the London 2012 olympic games rugby union is being re introduced but as 7s. Also golf is being added.
no but rugby sevens will be in the 2016 olympics in rio
Rugby Sevens has just been included in the Olympics.
There is... it is like tag rugby
it was never at the olympics.
In past years, rugby has not been in the Olympics. However, in the next Olympics, in 2012, it will be. Though rugby is normally played with 15 players on each team, the Olympics will be playing a more fast-paced version in which there are only 7 players on each team.
After the 2008 Games in Beijing, baseball and softball were dropped and will no longer be competed at the Summer Olympics. Some of the other sports that have been dropped from the Olympics include golf, polo, rugby, and tug-of-war.
Rugby 6s and Croquet.
Yes it has been
Rugby is not an Olympic sport. The last Olympics where rugby was a medal sport was the 1924 Games in Paris.
No, rugby union has not been an Olympic event since 1924.
RL is not recognised worldwide yet.
If the games are taken place during the winter, then it is the Winter Olympics. If the games are taken place in the summer, then its the Summer Olympics.
No. Neither Rugby League nor Rugby Union are Olympic sports. However, the IRB is trying to get Sevens into the Olympics (highly unlikely unless women's rugby is promoted more).
The country that took home the gold medal in the Men's Rugby Sevens Tournament at the Rio 2016 Olympics was Fiji.
The country that won the silver medal in the Men's Rugby Seven's Tournament at the Rio 2016 Olympics was Great Britain.
The country that won the bronze medal in the Men's Rugby Sevens Tournament at the Rio 2016 Olympics was South Africa.
Golf and rugby sevens will competed as medal sports at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. Golf was previously competed at the 1900 and 1904 Games. This will be the first time in the Olympics for rugby sevens. Rugby union was competed at the 1900, 1908, 1920, and 1924 Games.
The game of 7s follows the same rules as abled bodied rugby union. However, the game of wheel chair rugby is more like murder ball than rugby. There are currently not 15 players in a Wheel Chair rugby on court side.
The upcoming 2011 Rugby World Cup will be the seventh tournament - the first having taken place in 1987.