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Jesse Parahi of Australia hold the Wellington Sevens Plate aloft with his team after winning the plate final during the 2013 Wellington Sevens at Westpac Stadium on February 2, 2013 in Wellington, New Zealand.

RUGBY SEVENS: Australia is enjoying the spoils of the Rugby Sevens World Series in what is an ideal build-up to the sport’s induction to the Rio 2016 Olympic Program.

Emilee Cherry of Australia makes a break during the women's cup final match between England and Australia on day two of the 2012 IRB Hong Kong Sevens at Hong Kong Stadium on March 24, 2012 in So Kon Po, Hong Kong.

RUGBY SEVENS: International Rugby Board Chief Executive Brett Gosper has hailed the inaugural IRB Women’s Sevens World Series tournament in Dubai a huge success and has reiterated the IRB’s commitment to develop the women’s game on the road to Rio 2016.

Rebecca Tavo #8 of Australia makes a break during the Women's Sevens Challenge Cup semi-final match between Australia and the USA on day two of the 2012 IRB Hong Kong Sevens at Hong Kong Stadium on March 24, 2012 in So Kon Po, Hong Kong.

RUGBY SEVENS: It is a sign of the times in women's Rugby that two of the Game's superpowers, France and Australia, are contemplating a 'group of death' scenario at the opening round of the IRB Women's Sevens World Series in Dubai.

AOC President John Coates (R) speaks to the media as The Minister for Sport Mark Arbib (L) looks on during the AOC Annual General Meeting at Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre on May 14, 2011 in Sydney, Australia.

RUGBY SEVENS: The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) congratulates The Honourable Mark Arbib on his review into the governance of the Australian Rugby Union (ARU).

Matt Lucas of Australia scores a try during the match between Australia and Kenya on day two of the 2012 Gold Coast Sevens at Skilled Park on October 14, 2012 in Gold Coast, Australia.

RUGBY SEVENS: Fiji have secured their second Gold Coast Sevens Fever Pitch Championship title after defeating New Zealand in the Cup Final.

Ed Jenkins and fans celebrate winning the Cup Final over Samoa after the Samoa vs Australia Cup Final during day two of the Tokyo Sevens at Prince Chichibu Stadium on April 1, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan.

RUGBY SEVENS: Australian Rugby Sevens star Ed Jenkins will once again lead the men’s sevens team onto the pitch at Skilled Park when the first round of the 2012/13 HSBC Sevens World Series kicks off at the Gold Coast Sevens Fever Pitch this weekend.

Tiger Woods celebrates with the trophy after winning on the first sudden death playoff hole during the 108th U.S. Open at the Torrey Pines Golf Course (South Course) on June 16, 2008 in San Diego, California.

Golf and Rugby 7’s will be played at the 2016 and 2020 Olympics after receiving strong support from the IOC members in Copenhagen.The IOC members voted 63 to 27 to accept golf and a resounding 81 to 8 in favour of rugby.

Cheryl Soon of the Australian Wallaroos kicks during the second test match against the New Zealand Black Ferns held at Viking Park October 18, 2008 in Canberra, Australia.

Australian women's rugby sevens captain Cheryl Soon says Olympic officials clapped and cheered a presentation from the sport as it seeks readmission to the 2016 Games.

The Wales team celebrate on the pitch with the Melrose Cup after winning the Final against Argentina at the IRB Rugby World Cup Sevens 2009 at The Sevens stadium on March 7, 2009 in Dubai, UAE.

Rugby sevens' chances of admission into the Olympics could be improved by a proposal from the sport's ruling body to scrap its increasingly popular World Cup.

USA rugby team that won Olympic gold at the Paris Games in 1924.

It is well known that Baron Pierre de Coubertin was the founder of the modern Olympic Games. Early in his life he committed himself to the improvement...

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