Rugby Sevens

Facts

Discipline of Rugby
Participants 533
NOCs 18
Competitions held 4 (Venues)
Distinct events 4
IF World Rugby

Description

Rugby sevens is a smaller, shorter version of rugby union football, in which the teams have only seven players and play seven-minute halves. Rugby sevens was approved for inclusion to the Olympic Program by the IOC Executive Board in 2001, but the proposal was tabled by the IOC Session, and dismissed at the 2005 IOC Session. It was brought up again in 2009, when the IOC approved it for inclusion in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, and rugby sevens is on the program for the 2020/21 Tokyo Olympics.

Rugby sevens is governed by World Rugby (WR), which is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Founded in 1886 as the International Rugby Football Board, it was renamed to the International Rugby Board in 1996 and to its current name of World Rugby in 2020. It has 108 member nations, with 20 associate nations as of 2021.

All-time medal table

Olympic Games

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
Fiji FIJ 2 0 1 3
New Zealand NZL 1 2 0 3
Australia AUS 1 0 0 1
France FRA 0 1 0 1
Great Britain GBR 0 1 0 1
Argentina ARG 0 0 1 1
Canada CAN 0 0 1 1
South Africa RSA 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
France FRA 1 2 0 3
Argentina ARG 1 1 0 2
Australia AUS 1 0 0 1
New Zealand NZL 1 0 0 1
Canada CAN 0 1 1 2
Fiji FIJ 0 0 1 1
Japan JPN 0 0 1 1
People's Republic of China CHN 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Jerry Tuwai FIJ 2 0 0 2
Gayle Broughton NZL 1 1 0 2
Kelly Brazier NZL 1 1 0 2
Portia Woodman NZL 1 1 0 2
Ruby Tui NZL 1 1 0 2
Sarah Goss-Hirini NZL 1 1 0 2
Theresa Fitzpatrick NZL 1 1 0 2
Tyla Nathan-Wong NZL 1 1 0 2
Alicia Quirk AUS 1 0 0 1
Amy Turner AUS 1 0 0 1
Charlotte Caslick AUS 1 0 0 1
Chloe Dalton AUS 1 0 0 1
Ellia Green AUS 1 0 0 1
Emilee Cherry AUS 1 0 0 1
Emma Tonegato AUS 1 0 0 1
Evania Pelite AUS 1 0 0 1
Gemma Etheridge AUS 1 0 0 1
Nicole Beck AUS 1 0 0 1
Shannon Parry AUS 1 0 0 1
Sharni Williams AUS 1 0 0 1
Apisai Domolailai FIJ 1 0 0 1
Jasa Veremalua FIJ 1 0 0 1
Josua Tuisova FIJ 1 0 0 1
Kitione Taliga FIJ 1 0 0 1
Leone Nakarawa FIJ 1 0 0 1
Osea Kolinisau FIJ 1 0 0 1
Samisoni Viriviri FIJ 1 0 0 1
Savenaca Rawaca FIJ 1 0 0 1
Semi Kunatani FIJ 1 0 0 1
Vatemo Ravouvou FIJ 1 0 0 1
Viliame Mata FIJ 1 0 0 1
Ro Dakuwaqa FIJ 1 0 0 1
Aminiasi Tuimaba FIJ 1 0 0 1
Asaeli Tuivuaka FIJ 1 0 0 1
Iosefo Baleiwairiki FIJ 1 0 0 1
Jiuta Wainiqolo FIJ 1 0 0 1
Josua Vakurunabili FIJ 1 0 0 1
Kalione Nasoko FIJ 1 0 0 1
Meli Derenalagi FIJ 1 0 0 1
Napolioni Bolaca FIJ 1 0 0 1
Semi Radradra FIJ 1 0 0 1
Sireli Maqala FIJ 1 0 0 1
Vilimoni Botitu FIJ 1 0 0 1
Waisea Nacuqu FIJ 1 0 0 1
Alena Saili NZL 1 0 0 1
Michaela Blyde NZL 1 0 0 1
Shiray Kaka NZL 1 0 0 1
Stacey Fluhler NZL 1 0 0 1
Tenika Willison NZL 1 0 0 1
Risi Pouri-Lane NZL 1 0 0 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Sacha Valleau FRA 1 0 0 1
Brooke Anderson AUS 1 0 0 1
Marioulla Belessis AUS 1 0 0 1
Shenae Ciesiolka AUS 1 0 0 1
Dom Du Toit AUS 1 0 0 1
Kellie-Marie Gibson AUS 1 0 0 1
Raecene McGregor AUS 1 0 0 1
Caitlin Moran AUS 1 0 0 1
Tiana Penitani AUS 1 0 0 1
Amber Pilley AUS 1 0 0 1
Mackenzie Sadler AUS 1 0 0 1
Tayla Stanford AUS 1 0 0 1
Laura Waldie AUS 1 0 0 1
Alex Arrate FRA 1 0 0 1
Faraj Fartass FRA 1 0 0 1
Alex Gracbling FRA 1 0 0 1
Alexandre Lagarde FRA 1 0 0 1
Martin Laveau FRA 1 0 0 1
Alexandre Nicoue FRA 1 0 0 1
Arthur Retière FRA 1 0 0 1
Alexandre Roumat FRA 1 0 0 1
Atila Septar FRA 1 0 0 1
Nathan Torest FRA 1 0 0 1
Matthieu Voisin FRA 1 0 0 1
Lucio Cinti ARG 1 0 0 1
Ramiro Costa ARG 1 0 0 1
Marcos Eliçagaray ARG 1 0 0 1
Juan González ARG 1 0 0 1
Matteo Graziano ARG 1 0 0 1
Julián Hernández ARG 1 0 0 1
Ignacio Mendy ARG 1 0 0 1
Marcos Moneta ARG 1 0 0 1
Bautista Pedemonte ARG 1 0 0 1
Julián Quetglas ARG 1 0 0 1
Nicolás Roger ARG 1 0 0 1
Tomás Vanni ARG 1 0 0 1
Carys Dallinger NZL 1 0 0 1
Tiana Davison NZL 1 0 0 1
Tynealle Fitzgerald NZL 1 0 0 1
Iritana Hohaia NZL 1 0 0 1
Azalleyah Maaka NZL 1 0 0 1
Mahina Paul NZL 1 0 0 1
Risi Pouri-Lane NZL 1 0 0 1
Kiani Tahere NZL 1 0 0 1
Montessa Tairakena NZL 1 0 0 1
Kalyn Takitimu-Cook NZL 1 0 0 1
Arorangi Tauranga NZL 1 0 0 1
Hinemoa Watene NZL 1 0 0 1

Event types

Name Gender Still contested? Times held?
Rugby Sevens Men 2
Rugby Sevens Women 2
Rugby Sevens Boys 2
Rugby Sevens Girls 2