He 2021 is marked by Tokyo Olympics and rugby will have again, as in Rio de Janeiro 2016, the possibility of competing for a medal in the sevens mode. In the fine tunning In a year that did not have much activity, World Rugby made use of its organization to guarantee a good preparation of the teams and decided to undertake together with the Spanish Rugby Federation (FER), the Seven of Madrid, which will be played in February and will have the presence of the Pumas 7’s.
To ensure the best possible preparation of the teams for the great competition and thanks to the support received from the International Olympic Committee, World Rugby will invest US $ 4 million in the seven programs of the already classified unions, and to cover costs of organizing high-performance, inter-regional preparation events, the first of which will be held in Madrid, Spain, for two weekends. The Argentine men’s team achieved qualification in 2019.
That is why in the Madrid Rugby 7’s International Tournament Many of the best teams of the Olympic modality will meet, both male and female, which will be measured over two weekends, specifically from from February 19 to 28, at the facilities of the Complutense University of Madrid, an emblematic place of Spanish rugby. For now, and waiting for the complicated circumstances caused by the Covid-19 pandemic to allow it, selections such as those of The United States, France, Argentina and South Africa have already confirmed their attendance.
On the other hand, World Rugby announced that the playoffs for the Tokyo Olympics will be played on June 19 and 20, 2021 in Monaco. The event that will take place at the Stade Louis II puts into play the last places for Tokyo: 2 for the female branch, where the Argentine national team will participate, and 1 for the male. The Olympic Games in the Japanese capital will be held from July 26 to 31 at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium.